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Meet the folks prepping for an AI economic revolution
May 5, 2023

Meet the folks prepping for an AI economic revolution

If you thought artificial intelligence would radically alter the world, would you change how you live? Plus, the jobs report that's "defying gravity."

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap

When will the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes be felt throughout the broader job market? And when will the debt ceiling debacle be felt by the stock market? Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal, The Washington Post’s Heather Long and Bloomberg’s Kate Davidson discuss.

Here's why the U.S. has so many banks

May 5, 2023
Deregulation has allowed lenders to operate across state lines, making it easier for banks to merge when they’re in trouble.
"Banking in this country is way more restrictive than in any other of the industrialized countries," says Richard Grossman, an economics professor. 
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Have short sellers been tanking bank stocks? Group wants SEC to investigate

May 5, 2023
Short selling's legal. Misrepresenting a firm's finances for profit isn't.
Short sellers bet against First Republic Bank. The American Bankers Association is urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to see if market manipulation was involved.
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The insurance industry is hiring

May 5, 2023
Insurance is a growing field right now. Severe weather and widespread worry are among the reasons.
Adverse weather is one reason the insurance industry is booming. For instance, insurers  need adjusters to examine the damage caused by floods and tornadoes.
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How AI true believers are preparing for an economic revolution

May 5, 2023
For some who think artificial intelligence will rapidly transform society, saving for or staying in college feel pointless. So do 401(k)s.
Office workers in the metaverse. Joshua Clymer of the Center for AI Safety thinks there’s a high chance that artificial intelligence will replace most jobs in the next 20 years.
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Music from the episode

Battlefields Misun
The Bridge Emancipator, Lapa, Frameworks, Tor
Sister Owls Monster Rally
Daydream Eli Way
Kill the Lights Alex Newell

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer