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Machines won’t be able to automatically file taxes with the IRS for a few years. But do these commercials signal that robots can come close, requiring fewer human experts, mostly for sanity checks? Is another human profession on the verge of biting the dust?  It sure seems that way. As research shows, robots are best-suited to predictable tasks when the cost per error is low.

Source: Wired Magazine

Date: February 21st, 2017

Link: https://www.wired.com/2017/02/robots-will-soon-taxes-bye-bye-accounting-jobs/

Discussion

1) “More than 2 million people were employed as accountants, bookkeepers, and auditors in 2015.”  Are these professions really at risk?

2) “Will these new AI machines put other major human professions at risk as well? Will a robot replace me— teaching my class ?”  Do you believe this, and why?

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