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Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin speaks during a press conference at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, on March 18, 2017. (Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images)
Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin speaks during a press conference at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Baden-Baden, southern Germany, on March 18, 2017. (Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images)
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that he is not concerned about artificial intelligence taking U.S. jobs. In an interview with Axios, he said the threat is "50 or 100" more years away.

The comments were met with surprise in the technology industry, where AI has shown exponential advancement in the last few years. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Tony Romm (@TonyRomm), senior editor of policy and politics for Recode.

This article was originally published on March 28, 2017.

This segment aired on March 28, 2017.

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