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Never said it was.

However, it is more appropriate as an occasional view or to see on a coworkers computer. Much more workplace appropriate than than the AO. IMO.
You must be lurking the sketchy parts of AO. Also your avatar is booze, so that probably contributes a bit.
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You must be lurking the sketchy parts of AO. Also your avatar is booze, so that probably contributes a bit.
What's the difference between a computer programmer and a software developer? I looked at MPC's link and according to the article programmers have a 40% chance of being automated where as the developer has less than a 5% chance of being automated.
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What's the difference between a computer programmer and a software developer? I looked at MPC's link and according to the article programmers have a 40% chance of being automated where as the developer has less than a 5% chance of being automated.
I think the difference is that a software developer identifies the problem, proposes a solution, and has the programmer actually write the code to do this. In one sense, this has already been partially automated, to the extent that higher level languages let a person write something in a specialized human-friendly language, and the compiler turns it into machine language.
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2 years later, does anyone have any updated opinions? I still think we are headed towards a society with fewer people working and massive class disparity. Elon Musk recently joined the group of tech billionaires saying we need a basic income to cover the massive job losses that will come from automation.

I still think our biggest threat as a actuaries, at least on the SOA side is that fewer workers means less demand for most of our products.
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2 years later, does anyone have any updated opinions? I still think we are headed towards a society with fewer people working and massive class disparity. Elon Musk recently joined the group of tech billionaires saying we need a basic income to cover the massive job losses that will come from automation.

I still think our biggest threat as a actuaries, at least on the SOA side is that fewer workers means less demand for most of our products.
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calm down brah. if anything, accountants will be automated first.

Also, I think if they are replacing humans with equipments. they will need to insure the equipments.

Also, on the SOA side, people are living longer and longer, so, I think there will still be demand for life insurance and health insurance (unless it turns into a single payer).

Pension will still be screwed.
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calm down brah. if anything, accountantsspreadsheet monkeys will be automated first.

Also, I think if they are replacing humans with equipments. they will need to insure the equipments.

Also, on the SOA side, people are living longer and longer, so, I think there will still be demand for life insurance and health insurance (unless it turns into a single payer).

Pension will still be screwed.
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Also, demand for the product does not equate to demand for human labor to produce and support the product.
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Elon Musk also thinks fully automated cars will be here in 10 years, which if true would cut out the personal lines actuary. its already creeping e.g. lane assist and other techs become common and cheaper.

In 50-100 years if your not born with IQ>150 or not born to rich family, or not a star athlete, you are going to be on some form of welfare or live a Luddite life in the woods. It could be worse... you could be in a N. korea gulag.

I say that with the assumption that any new jobs created will have a higher "g" (general smarts) threshold than in the past.
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