AI isn’t good enough

In this web content, the author discusses the persistent shortage of workers in the U.S. and the role of automation in addressing this issue. The author highlights the prevalence of signing bonuses for fast-food workers and the need for automation to fill the workforce gap. They argue that the current wave of AI, while useful in certain areas, is limited and needs improvement to drive explosive productivity growth. The author also warns against so-so automation, where displacement of workers occurs without significant productivity gains. They propose the need for better AI technology and a shift in thinking about automation to achieve true flourishing and compensate for the shortage of workers.

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