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The continuing proliferation of algorithmic decision-making, automation, and the use of artificial intelligence has once again brought to the forefront of the minds of those employed and those seeking to keep unemployment numbers down the question of the potential impact of automation and artificial intelligence on the labor market. While some are most concerned about the potential effect of job replacement and job loss thanks to automation, others are more concerned about biased decision-making coming from algorithms, a lack of quality checks for algorithms and automated systems, and the potential implications of automating jobs such as those of government employees or regulators.
Faculty Affiliate Kevin Werbach tempers excitement around the new technology’s ability to cut down on corruption in Nigeria’s environmental cleanup initiatives.
“It’s still very early. It’s still not as solid and reliable as where they need to be, but it is clearly where we’re going to see more activity.”
America’s clean energy economy is growing: about 3 million people in the United States work in the clean energy economy, one out of 50 new jobs in 2016 was in the solar industry, and solar industry jobs are expected to increase another 10 percent in the next year. 
If regulations are not enforced to curb environmental damage or stop-gap processes are not implemented to assist struggling farmers in coping with climate change, the agriculture industry in Vietnam will face major changes by the end of the century. The salinization of the Mekong Delta and decrease in agricultural land highlight the issues the nation will face.
Faculty Affiliate Ethan Mollick discusses Tesla’s problems with returning the deposits of potential customers who no longer wish to purchase the upcoming Model 3 sedan.
“A deposit says, I’m part of your team, I believe in you Tesla, I believe in you Elon. But it also hurts more when Tesla takes two months to return your money, instead of two weeks. It breaks the social contract, as much as it does any financial contract.”