Who is the human ghost in the machine?

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Will intelligent robots soon be doing our thinking for us? To listen to the media, you’d think they already are. But as the book (Ghost Work by Mary L. Gray and Siddharth Suri) makes clear, artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t as artificial as it’s made out to be.

The authors say 60% of all work will be on-demand by 2055 at the rate we are going. They cite the paradox of automation. This…