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IBM's Rometty Sees AI Changing, Not Eliminating, Future Jobs

  • Issue of skills, education is ‘front and center’ in U.S. now
  • CEO says incumbents will ‘come roaring back’ with AI advantage
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IBM's Rometty on Watson's Accomplishments

In IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty’s vision of the near future, all businesses will need artificial intelligence to succeed, but software and machines will take jobs away from very few actual humans. 

“There’s so much fear-mongering around what AI is,” Rometty said in an interview at Bloomberg’s Sooner Than You Think conference in New York. “When it comes to complete job replacement, it will be a very small percentage; when it comes to changing a job and what you do, it’ll be 100 percent.”