[ExI] On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Tue Aug 20 12:16:21 UTC 2013

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Anders Sandberg wrote:
> One reason we get so many intermediaries is that automation makes the core
> jobs - what Graeber would call the real jobs - productive enough that you
> don't need a lot of them to achieve the ends of the organisation. So rather
> than getting smaller organisations the surplus is absorbed by
> administration. Now if my colleague is right, we may have seen nothing yet
> in the bureaucratization of society. Note that this doesn't mean the
> university admins who currently process the forms they demand from us will
> just disappear: that function will be replaced by simple AI, but a new admin
> level involving some hard to automate skill (say media outreach or internal
> training) will balloon as a response.

And you could have a basic AI for returning forms to the admin AI??????


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