Will artificial intelligence steal our jobs?

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Research suggests that artificial intelligence could substitute up to one-fourth of current jobs.
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Is the world being taken over by robots?

Talk of ChatGPT, machine learning and artificial intelligence has reignited the dystopian question of whether robots will eventually dominate humans.

So, what’s the answer? We asked ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot that generates text based on prompts the user writes. 

It wrote, “As of my last update in Sept. 2021, there is no concrete evidence to suggest that robots will take over the world in the near future. The idea of robots taking over the world is often portrayed in science fiction movies and books, but it remains a fictional concept.”

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Though, it didn’t cite its sources. 

When it comes to the economy, many people wonder how they will adapt to AI at work or if AI will take over their job completely. 

A study by Goldman Sachs suggests that two-thirds of jobs are currently exposed to some kind of AI automation and that AI could substitute up to one-fourth of current jobs. 

MPR News guest host Chris Farrell talks with a Minneapolis business that incorporates AI into its workflow and an AI researcher about the future of work with machine learning technology. 


  • Nancy Lyons is co-founder and CEO of Clockwork, a Minneapolis-based digital agency, and an advocate for making workplace cultures more human-centered. Her agency incorporates AI into its workflow.

  • Alok Gupta is the senior associate dean of Faculty, Research and Administration at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He researches AI and its effect on work. 

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