AN unemployed man is way ahead of warnings that AI will end traditional paid work, he feels.
Jobcentre Plus regular Joseph Turner is unfazed by the possibility of AI making humans obsolete because he has already got used to feeling useless and being bankrolled by the state
He said: “I thought AI was supposed to be really advanced and futuristic like that maid from The Jetsons, but actually all that’s happened is I haven’t had a job in years. Keep up, boffins.
“What’s next? Are they going to invent a robot that can lie in until midday and knows how to wring the most out of Jobseeker’s Allowance? I’ve already been there and done that too.
“It’s funny, I always thought I was a failure and a burden to society, but it turns out I was a pioneer all along, like those Silicon Valley types. Only without the millions to show for it.
“If anything I feel sorry for all those schmucks who studied really hard and worked overtime to carve out careers. Bit of a wasted effort, wasn’t it?”
Friend Wayne Hayes said: “I don’t think AI will ever replace someone like Joe in the workplace. Mainly because it’ll show up on time and do a decent job.”