GovAI’s Economics and AI Lead, Anton Korinek, recently released an open online course on the Economics of AI. The course introduces participants to cutting-edge research in the economics of transformative AI, including its implications for growth, labour markets, inequality, and AI control.
The course is free, supported by a grant from the Long-Term Future Fund. The structure involves six distinct modules, the first of which is accessible to anyone with a social science background, while the other modules are aimed at people with an economics background at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level.
The course proceeds to analyse how modes of production and technological change are affected by AI, investigate how technological change drives aggregate economic growth, and examine how AI-driven technological change will impact labour markets and workers. The course closes by looking at several key questions for the future in AI governance: How can progress in AI be steered in a direction that benefits humanity, and what lessons does economics offer for how humans can control highly intelligent AI algorithms?