A study predicts that all human tasks could be automated in the next 30 years. And that all human jobs might be replaced within the next 100 years or so. Holy crap! What will we do when the robots take over? A.I. is coming. The robots are coming. But are we ready?
In this Real English conversations podcast from Better at English, Lori and her American friend Will talk about their questions and concerns about the rise of A.I. (Artificial intelligence) and the automation of human labor. You can find the full transcript in my archive of English conversation transcripts for language learners.
Additional resources and supplementary material
Humans need not apply
Video about how automation and A.I. will affect the job market for humans
Robots will beat humans at every task
Traffic death statistics
Dirty, Dirty robots.
Funny (but still disturbing) video about A.I. from comedian Lee Camp
Link to original Yale / Oxford study about A.I.
This is for learners of academic English. People in the videos about A.I. summarize findings from this study. This is the actual academic study for comparison.
Elon musk on the Joe Rogan podcast, talking about A.I.
Elon Musk’s talk at SXSW
Ted talk with neuroscientist and philosopher Sam Harris
Sam Harris on the Joe Rogan Podcast
TED talk by Peter Haas A robot designer who is afraid of robots
The Real Reason to be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence
How frightened should be be of A.I.?
Article in the New Yorker, free, with full text and audio so you can read along as you listen.