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Are Robots Taking Our Jobs?

Over the past few decades, it’s become increasingly apparent that technology is a double-edged sword, of sorts. On the one hand, it simplifies everyday tasks. But on the flip side, technology is advancing so rapidly that it could replace us in the workplace. Moshe Vardi is a computer scientist at Rice University. He’s been studying […]

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Over the past few decades, it's become increasingly apparent that technology is a double-edged sword, of sorts. On the one hand, it simplifies everyday tasks. But on the flip side, technology is advancing so rapidly that it could replace us in the workplace.

Moshe Vardi is a computer scientist at Rice University. He's been studying the field of artificial intelligence and automation for more than 30 years.

Vardi tells Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin this question of whether machines are taking jobs away from us isn't a new one.

MORE:
Robots Are Taking Our Jobs. Will We Ever Get Them Back? (Houston Chronicle, April 6, 2016)
The Job Market of 2045 (IEEE Spectrum, Jan. 22, 2013)
The Consequences of Machine Intelligence (The Atlantic, Oct. 25, 2012)

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Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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