The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Steve Woods is co-founder and CTO of, a relationship intelligence platform.

When the machines took over farming, a new set of industrial jobs blossomed. When the robots took over the factories, we moved to IT jobs that had never previously existed.

Now that AI is taking over another swath of jobs, a wave of as-of-yet-unheard-of jobs, will soon flourish. Story continues below advertisement The thinking that leads to this conclusion has a long, decorated history going back to Joseph Schumpeter’s description of creative destruction in the 1940s.

According to Schumpeter, the “gale of creative destruction” describes the “process of industrial mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.” This time around, however, he is likely wrong. Humans do not have an infinite set of capabilities.

We are capable of many things, but as demonstrated by AI systems such as Watson and AlphaGo, humans can be outperformed by machines on most individual tasks, no matter how complicated they appear at first. For years, Texas hold’em poker, with its complexities of betting strategies, luck and personalities, was seen as a great example of one of the challenges only a human could handle. Read more from…

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