From statement from Gartner: By 2020 AI will create more jobs than it eliminates

  • Posted on: 28 December 2017
  • By: Juho Vaiste

A positive techno-economical view on AI is starting to dominate the discussion on AI and its future. That was predictable while it is still the existing paradigm on how we see our world and from the capitalist perspective, there is a lot of money to be made ("Gartner predicts that by 2021, AI augmentation will create $2.9 trillion of business value").

Gartner also put its effort on this lobbying and stating powerfully that already by 2020, AI would be creating more jobs than it eliminates.

I took a quick glance on the material and I didn't find a clear argument on that phenomenon. The strongest reference was " the AI augmentation", which means combining human and machine capabilities. I didn't understand how this would differ noticeably from the current work life or employment problems we face via the automation development