“I don’t have the answers”: Congress lawmakers don’t know how A.I. will influence jobs.
D.C. – Congress told Fox News that they’re worried about how artificial intelligence could damage the employment market but don’t know how to fix it.
The Democrat Rep. Adam Smith said, “I don’t know what to do.” “A.I. is a disruptive technology, and we should examine its implications and best practices.”
Rep. Ben Cline, a Republican, said he wasn’t as worried.
“New technologies have come and gone, and with them, people have lost jobs, gained jobs, or switched jobs,” he said. I worry more about A.I. protecting national security infrastructure than jobs.
Goldman Sachs reported in March that A.I. might eliminate 300 million jobs worldwide and “significantly disrupt” labor markets.
This week, a tech CEO told Fox News that their A.I. had made over a million drive-through orders and could automate most restaurant employment in five to ten years.
“A.I. is dangerous, in my opinion. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said, “It does take away jobs from Americans.” “This is where Congress comes in. We need to work harder to figure out how to control this.”
“A.I. isn’t the only thing that could hurt American jobs. People crossing the line and competition from other countries are to blame,” said the Georgia Republican. “We have to do everything we can to protect American jobs, including fighting against A.I.”
Rep. Byron Donalds from Florida also said that workers should be worried about A.I.
The Republican said, “When you’re trying to replace jobs, the American people should be worried.” “I think there are a lot of things about A.I. that we need to study and learn very, very quickly.”
Members of both parties in the House told Fox News that the country needs a better A.I. education to ensure the job market is ready for future jobs.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat, told Fox News, “Experts who helped make this technology say it’s an existential threat to humanity.” “We may want to pay attention.”
Rep. Mike Flood, a Republican, said that the U.S. must teach kids the skills they need in the digital age, such as A.I. coding.
Flood told Fox News, “We’re going to need a lot more workers with more skills, and that means our education system needs to step up.”
He said, “Let’s work hard like we did when we decided we wanted to go to the moon, and the whole country got behind it.” “We need to do that now with our kids, teach them the skills they need, and be ready for 2030.”