LB : the last point in that thread, about using ai to create a labo(u)r force with no rights, is definitely one of the aspects that has always bothered me. there are definitely some jobs that are dangerous and should be automated just for human safety, but that also means they'll continue being dangerous because it's no longer humans in risky situations.
we need to look at labor - both human and automated - differently before we change who's doing it.
more thoughts on labor & ai, not fully (in)formed
especially with the current strikes and walk-outs happening right now, there's going to be more push for automation of jobs. robots can't strike for better pay / pensions / working conditions.
we need to fundamentally address how we view and value all types of labor before we automate it because otherwise all we are doing is creating a labor force with no rights and perpetuating our current exploitative economy.
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