Artificial Intelligence Will Eat Jobs

And, so it begins with the announcement by Google (they want y’all to call them “Alphabet” but I refuse to comply) of its elimination of 30,000 jobs on the heels of a previous reduction of 12,000 jobs.These jobs are being eaten by artificial intelligence. Google is quick to explain it is not just because they can eliminate jobs due to the implementation of artificial intelligence within their own processes, but also because they are refocusing their attention on AI and therefore throwing other initiatives overboard.

Here are the facts:

 1. Worldwide Google headcount: 150,000 employees

 2. Prior jobs eliminated: 12,000 — most of this has already been accomplished

 3. Current jobs to be eliminated: 30,000

 4. That is a total workforce reduction of 28%

Not close to Elon Musk’s evisceration of X formerly known as Twitter, but substantial.

Bottom line it, Big Red Car

The tech boys have long since already been lowering headcounts viciously and the implementation of artificial intelligence just gives them a greater impetus to slash deeper.

If you want to be in tech, getting into AI is your ticket.

But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car.

Happy New Year, amigos! Let’s make this a damn good year. Please, God.