Organized religions have long served as an outlet for humans to explore existential questions about their place in the universe, the nature of consciousness and free will. But as AI blurs the lines between the digital and physical worlds, fundamental beliefs about the essence of humanity are now called into question.
The Brookings Institution report revealed that workers with higher education and wages will experience the greatest changes in their jobs due to AI, for better or worse. Washington state stood out in the state-by-state comparison of the role of AI, which the researchers attributed to the Puget Sound region’s focus on technology and manufacturing.
The Seattle Times is examining the social, economic and ethical implications of artificial intelligence in a series of stories exploring the pros and cons of the technology and its impact on work. If you have questions about AI, ask us here.