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20 to 30 years.

Which is not to say we will be without work. It's like the industrial revolution in the 19th century when machines took over jobs in more and more areas, replacing muscles with engines. There were certainly lots of workers who suddenly were without work, but society adapted to create more jobs in other areas and generaly reduce working hours so that, in the end, we had just as many jobs as before. And better working conditions, on average. As well as better living standards.

I expect it will be the same with AI: in the short run there will be an increased number of workers losing their job, but then we'll expand in other areas to create more jobs and maybe reduce working hours even more. Besides, since we will be moving towards more sophisticated jobs, our children will need better education as well, and may spend even more time learning in preparation for the post-AI revolution world. And those already occupied may need to spend more time learning to keep up with the development.

Personally I would be happy to have an AI at hand that did the coding for all the algorithms I develop - as a mathematician I tend to lose interest in a problem the moment I see how I can solve it in principle; I am much less interested in the technical realization, and that is rather hurting my overall productivity. Wink | ;)
GOTOs are a bit like wire coat hangers: they tend to breed in the darkness, such that where there once were few, eventually there are many, and the program's architecture collapses beneath them. (Fran Poretto)

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