Professor Vasant Dhar comments on the impact of new inventions on the value of human labor
— July 3, 2017
Excerpt from Quartz -- "As is the case today, pessimists throughout history have fretted about the impact of new inventions on the value of human labor, while optimists have pointed to past examples of how technology has improved the human condition. In our current discussion, there’s also a common counter-argument to this point. 'Those weren’t thinking machines,' summarizes Vasant Dhar, a data scientist and professor at NYU. 'This is not the same as last time, not the same as previous kinds of technology that changed the nature of work.'"