Full Speed Ahead on A.I. Our Economy Needs It.

Full Speed Ahead on A.I. Our Economy Needs It.

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The workers were furious. Believing that new mechanical looms threatened their jobs, they broke into factories, seized machinery, brought it into the street and set it afire, all with widespread public support, even tacitly from the authorities.That was in 1675. And those English textile workers were neither first nor last in the long procession of worriers about the potential harm to jobs from labor-saving devices. […]

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