How Artificial Intelligence is Taking Over the Economy

From self-driving cars to robot-powered factories, artificial intelligence is taking over significant pieces of the global economy. But while this is good news for the businesses incorporating robots into their workplaces, it also means more and more people will lose their jobs to computers. Joshua Gans, co-author of the recent book "Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence," explains to hosts Scott Lanman and Christopher Condon what this shift means for the economy, and how it will also impact issues like inequality, monopolies and geopolitical competition. 

 

To contact the authors of this story: Scott Lanman in Washington at slanman@bloomberg.net, Christopher Condon in Washington at ccondon4@bloomberg.net.

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