A whole flock of brilliant men have started comparing AI to armageddon and how it will slowly eat every current human jobs. The most materialized and imaginable case is the battle between Uber, autonomous cars, and taxi drivers.

Yes, there is the issue that autonomous cars will replace taxi drivers, or Uber drivers (if by then they have replaced all legacy taxi drivers) and therefore cost humans their jobs. However, the most crucial aspect is that autonomous cars have the potential to eradicate one of the top causes of premature death.

One day, a human might be forbidden to operate a vehicle - only computers will (as Elon Musk stated http://www.theverge.com/transportation/2015/3/17/8232187/elon-musk-human-drivers-are-dangerous)

We could say that only certified humans should be allowed to operate these complicated and dangerous vehicles. However, this wouldnโ€™t be convenient at all, there wouldnโ€™t be enough human drivers to bring everyone everywhere - this is the scalability issue that Uber will rise if they stick with human drivers.

This whole idea raises the taboo that AI will cost us our jobs and might turn evil, blah blah blah. Letโ€™s not forget this famous quote:

"Guns donโ€™t kill people, people with guns kill people.""

Well, same goes for computers:

"Computers donโ€™t kill people, people with computers kill people."

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