I’m incredibly optimistic about the potential of human-machine teams, or centaurs. And not just because the name for them is cool and mythical. I think they make AI more immediately useful as the human can handle the intangible “soft skills” we’ve yet to figure out how to recreate in code and the machine can handle the crazy computation and pattern recognition that make them special.
This post lays out the potential nicely in the context of jobs and the economy. Are we in for some changes? Yes. Are we all going to be out of work in 5 years? I highly doubt it.