Some of the complexities within the emerging assemblage: (2) some taxing questions about robots #mscedc

Related with my previous Tweet, this article from the Guardian unsettles our easy assumptions of life-as-usual-but-just-with-AI-augmenting-it:

The piece raises issues of what, economically speaking, a ‘robot’ is and is not, and what is and is not a robot. These are real-politik issues, as is the nature of the economic and societal system in which we will live and they will operate. Without solving these issues, this article raises them, and the spectre of many others, as the twenty-first century unfolds.

In a manner paralleling Sian Bayne’s observations about about education the simple addition of the suffix ‘-augmented’ masks too much reality. Some hard thinking, hard decision-making and potentially hard-living lies ahead.