Humans need not apply

15 minutes

The robots are coming… for our jobs! Why the human workforce is at risk

Replacing human brawn with machinery has provided us with surpluses of food and goods, greater safety and, for many people, more leisure time. But what happens when machines eclipse us in brain power as well? This insightful video essay from the podcaster and commentator CGP Grey explains the existential threat intelligent robots pose to the human workforce, and why even the most intelligent, specialised and creative among us aren’t safe from being rendered obsolete.

Video by CGP Grey

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ORIGINAL
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Video/Demography & Migration

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Video/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

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Essay/Technology & the Self

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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

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Video/Space Exploration

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5 minutes

Essay/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

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Regina Rini

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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines

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