This piece in the Harvard Business Review has a four-part argument, with a cautiously optimistic conclusion:
- Machine intelligence is essentially about prediction
- As the price of such prediction drops, demand for it will go up (e.g., predicting very early-stage diseases)
- The ‘complement’ (in economic terms) of prediction is judgment — done by humans.
- Thus, demand for human judgment will also go up [e.g., decisions about medical treatment], and this is good for human employment prospects.