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Companies Using AI to Replace Workers Will Lose: Stanford Professor

Angle down icon An icon in the shape of an angle pointing down. Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at Stanford University. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

  • A Stanford University professor said savvy companies won’t use AI to replace workers or jobs. 
  • He said that AI should be used alongside workers because they each have different strengths.
  • Some workers have become concerned that AI is going to come for their jobs.

Companies are racing to deploy AI in the workplace but one Stanford University professor said the technology should be used to “complement people” rather than replace them altogether.

Erik Brynjolfsson, a director of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab and a professor, spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday during a session called “The World in Numbers: Jobs.” Brynjolfsson also co-authored the 20111 book “Race Against the Machine.” 

Brynjolfsson explained…

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