AI productivity boost?

July 10

The Economist has published a sobering article claiming that the often-mentioned AI productivity boost is nowhere to be seen in the wider economic data, except in parts of the tech industry and some market niches.

The implications are that the real-world onset of an AI-powered future might be much slower than predicted just a year ago. Since many freelancers are at the forefront of the ongoing shift towards AI, some may need to re-evaluate their bets on using the technology to replace existing tools anytime soon.

“Concerns about data security, biased algorithms and hallucinations are slowing the roll-out. McDonald’s, a fast-food chain, recently canned a trial that used AI to take customers’ drive-through orders after the system started making errors, such as adding $222-worth of chicken nuggets to one diner’s bill.“

Read more in the article: What happened to the artificial-intelligence revolution?

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