‘Artificial-intelligence systems are being designed to serve immediate business needs—and in the absence of ethical codes that take into account the well-being of the humans affected by them.’

Fred Beneson wonders what happens when human jobs are only about tough decisions. AI systems are expected to take on more and more lower-level choices, leaving more nuanced judgment calls to humans.

Writing in THE ATLANTIC, Beneson thinks AI may cause workplace stress to increase if humans face nothing but difficult choices all day long.

He flags concerns if performance metrics are applied equally to humans as to relentless and fast machines.

Beneson has firsthand experience with the effects of human-machine triage. He was an executive at Kickstarter, where machine learning systems handle many obvious decisions about projects.


Fred Beneson: AI Is Coming for Your Favorite Menial Tasks
THE ATLANTIC | September 8, 2019