The machines are rising! Robots are stealing our jobs! AI is making us obsolete! Maybe it’s inherited trauma from the Industrial Revolution, but in recent years people’s concerns about artificial intelligence have heightened, especially anxiety that the technology will replace human workers throughout the economy. It was even the basis of one 2020 presidential candidate’s campaign. Well, I bring a message of optimism. While AI will dramatically transform how work is done and who does it, its overall impact won’t be to displace humans but to augment them. And the myriad, miraculous ways that this technology will be able to improve people’s lives should excite and inspire.