Marc Andreessen spoke with Timothy B. Lee on where things are headed with AI in our society. On the topic of the machines taking all our jobs:
I think the job of a doctor shifts and becomes a higher-level, more important job that pays better as the doctor becomes augmented by smarter computers.
That's why I'm so optimistic about the economy. That’s why I think the Luddites and the slow-growth people are wrong. We can have tremendous amounts of job creation and have huge productivity improvements. They’re not actually in conflict, despite what everyone thinks right now.
Westworld-like fears aside, the notion of the destruction of jobs feels overblown, as it always is with new technology. Unlike matter, jobs tend to be created. Like matter, jobs (as a whole) tend not to be destroyed, they merely shift into other forms... Often for the better...