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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 […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaOver 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’ 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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