Citing ‘Star Wars,’ Trump’s treasury secretary revises claim about robots displacing humans
|05/25/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday, and said that he misspoke two months ago when he said the threat of automation taking away jobs was “not even on our radar screen,” Axios reports.
“When I made the comment on artificial intelligence — and there’s different views on artificial intelligence — I was referring to kind of like R2-D2 in ‘Star Wars,'” Mnuchin said. “Robotics are here.”
There is a great deal of evidence that both robotics and AI could displace huge swaths of the American workforce in the next couple of decades.
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