Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun warns Artificial Intelligence and Robotics to take half of all jobs

Robots, AI to eliminate half of all jobs, university president warns

By Jeremiah Poff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — One university president is warning that robots are taking American jobs at a very fast rate and higher education must adapt to help humanity become “robot proof.”

Speaking at an event at the American Enterprise Institute, Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun said colleges and universities must respond to the fact that up to 50 percent of jobs will become obsolete as artificial intelligence advances and takes over for humans.

“Economists are projecting that up to 50 percent of jobs are going to be displaced in the foreseeable future,” he said.

Aoun said typical liberal arts colleges “divorce themselves from reality,” and do not acknowledge that they are rapidly becoming obsolete, but he added they have a vital role to play in resolving this impending job crisis.

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