AI threatens to take the fun out of work


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Illustration by Richard Beacham / Ikon Images Among my many great business ideas is the sing-nav, a car satnav that incorporates directions into the music you’re listening to. Rather than a robotic voice harshly interrupting Chris de Burgh, an AI synthesises De Burgh’s voice and fits the directions into his lyrics: “lady in red…. turn left at the next junction… cheek to cheek”. This is a great idea and if you patent it immediately, you need never work again. That said, you might get an angry call from De Burgh himself, who would rightly be concerned that if the AI...