Our primary challenge today is determining what a human is worth. If we continue to prioritize shareholder-maximized growth, we need to acknowledge the reality that there is no business imperative to keep humans in jobs once their skills and attributes can be replaced by machines – and like Turner, once people can’t work and consume, they’re of no value to society at all.
Genuine prosperity means prioritizing people and planet at the same level as financial profit. Human sustainability relies on the equal distribution of AI’s benefits in a world of transparency and consent. So, before algorithms make all our decisions – while we remain – the question we have to ask ourselves is:
How will machines know what we value if we don’t know ourselves?