AI, with its perceived threat to automate a vast array of jobs, seems like the apotheosis of post-scarcity existence, but in reality it just highlights how the dumb human component of so much work is that work’s essential and enduring quality. For years, it has seemed obvious to me that corporate PowerPoint decks should be the first thing we automate, but there’s one major obstacle: The purpose of a PowerPoint deck is to prove that a human knew enough about a topic to make the deck.

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