February 10, 2020

187. The impact of AI – good or bad for the economy? (preview)

Artificial intelligence is everywhere it seems, except perhaps in parliament and in quite a few newspapers. But what does it mean for the future of work. Conventional economists would argue that people freed from their jobs will be able to pursue other productive outputs, helping to grow the economy still further. Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen whether that’s likely to happen Or are we facing the danger of structural change that will lead to widening income disparity. And what can we do about it, other than becoming laggards?

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