What a Marxist Classic Can Teach Us About AI

Almost 50 years ago, Harry Braverman’s Labor and Monopoly Capital showed us how workers can become the masters of technology rather than letting it rule over them.

Only yesterday, artificial intelligence was still the stuff of science fiction; now it casts a portentous shadow over the future of work. Depending upon which breathless commentator one believes, AI promises to relieve us of the tedious aspects of our work — or threatens to deprive us of our jobs entirely. Seeking historical perspective, I reached for […]

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