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[Nicholas Agar] Should humanities professors be automated?
[Nicholas Agar] Should humanities professors be automated?
ViewpointsSept 27, 2022
There has been much hand-wringing about the crisis of the humanities, and recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence have added to the angst. It is not only truck drivers whose jobs are threatened by automation. Deep-learning algorithms are also entering the domain of creative work. And now, they are demonstrating proficiency in the tasks that occupy humanities professors when they are not giving lectures: namely, writing papers and submitting them for publication in academic journals. Coul