Well-being in metrics and policy

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Science  19 Oct 2018:
Vol. 362, Issue 6412, pp. 287-288
DOI: 10.1126/science.aau5234

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  • What makes your life worth living in AI age?

    Carol Graham et al. wrote an article entitled “Well-being in metrics and policy” (1). The article shows that the life satisfaction of individuals worldwide correlates with income, health, employment, and education as well as with positive moods, freedom, and beliefs about the benefits of work effort (1). However, in the near future, many of our human jobs may be replaced by AI or automated systems. Professor Stephen Hawking warns that such advancements will allow computer to develop autonomous intelligence and overtake humans, posing a threat to our very existence (2). Artificial intelligence could end mankind (2). In the future AI age, adaptability at the individual, organization, and societal level are essential for navigating the rapidly evolving technology landscape (3). What makes your life worth living in AI age? We must prepare for a solution since the individual life satisfaction worldwide correlates with his/her employment. We must avoid no hope in no job or in no money.

    1. Carol Graham et al., Well-being in metrics and policy, Science 19 Oct 2018: Vol. 362, Issue 6412, pp. 287-288

    Competing Interests: None declared.

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