Luzius MeisserWhy is everyone so sure that “soft skills” are harder for machines to learn than “hard skills”? For example, I don’t expect machines to replace hairdressersSee more any time soon (we are still decades away from creating a machine equivalent to the human hand). I think this is the wrong line to draw. What can be automated well is everything that is repetitive, regardless of whether it is a soft skill or a hard skill. For example, Netflix is much better at evoking emotions than many humans are, which is clearly a soft skill.
The discovery of a cracked steel beam that forced the abrupt closure Tuesday of the brand-new Transbay Transit Center is the latest headache for the $2.2 billion transportation hub, which has been plagued by glitches and cost overruns since its inception. The cracked beam