The computing systems and programs currently pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI) may still be a long way off from self-awareness (the hallmark of true AI), but they are creating very real challenges for human society. Chief among these are the implications on historic and societal underpinnings of how humans work. Presently, these new systems represent a host of issues in the labor and employment space, and while risks may not be on the same level as those of their science fiction relatives (looking at you HAL9000), the increasing reliance on intelligence systems can present legal challenges for employers.
In an economy where reputation is as much a valuation of corporate worth as market capital, the risk of replacing workers with technology must be considered. Additionally, the legality of human displacement must be considered in light of the regulatory atmosphere.
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