Issue #15 - Well, worst case, I'll take a job as cowboy

June 1, 2023
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In This Issue

  • It’s time for a long exploration of an extreme scenario where AI impacts all white-collar jobs at once. Sigh.
  • Ada Palmer, a professor of history at the University of Chicago, is positive about the impact of AI on jobs but advocates for strong government policies.
  • David Autor, a professor at MIT, widely regarded as one of the greatest labor economists in the world, is equally positive about the future of work in an AI world.
  • The latest survey conducted by Pew Research Centers suggests that a lot of people are talking about something they didn’t even try: ChatGPT.
  • The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) fires its call center employees to replace them with AI, then shuts down AI.
  • Customers services workers start to feel that employers have not been entirely upfront with their workers about the ways they are incorporating generative AI.

P.s.: This week’s Splendid Edition of Synthetic Work is titled I’d like to buy 4K AI experts, thank you.

It covers what Wells Fargo, Carvana, Deutsche Bank, Amazon, and JP Morgan Chase are using AI for.

It also teaches you how to use GPT-4 to properly document a corporate procedure as mortally boring as opening a bank account. Goosebumps, I know.

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