It’s not a new topic to debate; I’m sure you’ve heard the debate about whether AI technology can replace humans and their employment, or, worse, human control of the globe, as depicted in the Terminator films. Let’s learn more.
Can AI Replace Jobs?
In this post, we’ll try to address a few questions and discover the answer to whether AI technology will be able to replace humans or not.
We’ve seen robots take over human employment. This isn’t a new tendency; it’s picking more steam as companies pour more money into this fast-evolving field. Each robot contains some artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure that it functions appropriately and knows its task.
Will AI technology eventually supplant all humans, ushering in a machine-driven apocalypse? We can’t foretell the future, but it doesn’t appear to be likely right now. We’ve automated tedious and administrative duties in corporate and personal situations by combining AI with other technologies and product/service developments. As a result, the answer is no for the time being.
When you consider the significant breakthroughs we’ve made in the world, it’s noteworthy to note that they’ve all helped us grow as individuals and produced more jobs than ever before, rather than the other way around. AI has offered consumer experiences we’ve never had before. Al has also decreased cost and improved security in various sectors.
When it comes to AI technology, why do we assume we’ll be out of a job or without a planet to live on all of a sudden? Let’s look at what AI can and can’t do.
AI Helps In Thinking Creatively
Everything AI does now with its counterparts is written into the machine, which means it can’t think for itself or have a conscious outside of the code it has. This is a reasonable restriction to what AI can do because it can’t break from pre-programmed instructions or devise its strategy, i.e., it can’t be creative.
This is because AI is a derivative technology. It can’t think of a circumstance on its own; you must provide it with one. However, as the speaker in the TED video above points out, this does not rule out the possibility of technology learning to be creative in the future.
Imagine handing a blank piece of paper to an AI capable of machine learning, along with a pen and paper, and asking it to draw something. It would be unable to produce anything because it would be unable to decide what to draw or write. Give it a drawing of what you want it to reproduce, and it will be able to do it in greater detail because of the exact movement.
That’s where machine learning comes in, and it can figure out how to improve it by comparing it to other relevant bits. If you put a human in front of an AI and expect it to read what they’re thinking through body language or speech, it won’t be able to. Emotional intelligence has shown that humans are capable of doing it spontaneously.
For the time being, AI technology does not have emotions. Because we don’t have to spend as much time researching or searching for information on the internet, AI has given us more time to be creative. And we’re not just talking about drawing. More creative in company strategy, creative in gift-giving for special occasions, creative in fashion and what we would like, innovative in marketing methods, and the list goes on.
AI Improves Productivity
Have you observed a decrease in the number of repetitious tasks in the office over time? You can automate all of your accounts, add leads to a CRM with all data fields filled in, filter resumes to discover ones that match the requirements, automate bank payments, display us info that we could find helpful, propose restaurants-based on our previous purchases, and so on. Because AI can add intelligence to existing products or services, it improves the consumer experience and uses the product can get.
Consider Apple’s iPhones when they first introduced Siri to their updated versions, which are now standard. According to a report by thinkgrowth.org, AI can analyze a sales call faster than anyone on the planet, with a human requiring an estimated nine years of constant sales call analysis to compete.
It’s typical for businesses to propose things you might enjoy when you buy from their website or via email, which increases the efficiency with which we shop and the speed with which we become customers. It does not mean that it makes us any more efficient, but would you say it makes the business more efficient in selling items and raising revenue?
Given that things stand, we don’t believe AI will reduce our efficiency, as that is the point of machine learning and what AI wants to improve through algorithms. AI apps or malware will be designed and purposely installed in systems to demonstrate their inefficiency and weak areas in cybersecurity. So, what’s the outcome? Of course, it reveals to us, as humans, where the pressure spots are and where improvements are needed. For us, it’s a win-win situation. As a result of AI, new industries develop. As a result, new enterprises, job roles, and career prospects are created.
If you asked somebody who worked 15 years ago if they’d heard of a job title like social media marketing manager,’ they’d probably say no. Still, if you asked what social media was or what it stood for, they’d probably say yes.
AI technology is partly or entirely to blame for the rapid and dramatic rise. If you told someone that a corporation named “Facebook” would emerge from social media with yearly revenues exceeding $50 billion, they would probably call you nuts. However, these have become some of the world’s most powerful corporations in recent years.
According to CNBC, artificial intelligence will create 2.3 million employment by 2020, outnumbering the 1.8 million jobs it would eliminate. According to Forbes, AI will generate over 58 million new work by 2022.
Now, let’s take two reports and compare their forecasts, 2.3 million jobs to 58 million jobs in two years. It isn’t easy to see how AI could ever completely replace people. Now you have to think about the ramifications for your job…
Is there enough talent in the business to fill all of the new positions created due to the advancements? Consider the cost to businesses of upskilling present employees and what the educational system will require. As a result, to prepare people for these occupations once they graduate from high school and university. Some industry professionals and journalists believe we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg.
With so many new businesses, industries, and career opportunities sprouting merely from what we have now, it will be fascinating to see what new companies, industries, and career opportunities emerge 10, 15, and 20 years from now.
Because this is such a hot issue of discussion, there’s even a dedicated website called ‘Will Robots Take My Job?’ where they examine numerous reasons for and against. If this topic interests you, we urge that you check it out.
Artificial intelligence Helps Us Live Longer.
You may have heard in the news recently that AI can now identify cancer and is more accurate than a doctor or a person at doing so. In addition, Google’s artificial intelligence technology may be better than specialist radiologists at detecting breast cancer. According to some assessments, it is more effective than doctors detecting cancer. How’s that for boosting productivity? Without question, this is a tremendous step forward. In addition to healthcare, AI technology is also being used in other areas.
- It can reduce the number of times you need to visit your local doctor or hospital.
- Human error is eliminated.
- It can tell you where cancer is and at what stage it is. Thanks to machine learning, it will detect it even faster in new patients in the future.
While it’s great that AI can help reveal problems or trends, such as cancer, it can’t provide answers on its own; we still need to manufacture vaccinations and test them on humans to ensure they work. Using the healthcare business as an example, I’m not saying AI won’t find a cure for diseases or infections. Still, I don’t think it will eliminate the need for people anytime soon.
As previously said, AI is deficient in creativity, which is a critical component of human genius that allowed humanity to invent technology in the first place. And then there is the fact that as technology reveals new areas for thought in all industries, not just healthcare, the demand for more human research increases and more jobs open up to examine that data, act on it, lead a new development team, and so on.
Look at recent news about the NHS. You’ll notice that, for whatever reason, they’re not going to lower the number of people they hire for hospitals across the United Kingdom; instead, they’re simply going to increase the number of people who are qualified and interested in working for them.
Simulating mixed components, coming up with bioengineering hacks, and determining faster whether a treatment is beneficial or not are all ways AI will enable rapid progress and development, which is all exciting and promising for extending human life.
Do you believe AI will eliminate the necessity for people in the workplace? Do you think there will be industries run entirely by robots and AI? Let us know in the comments what you think! To be the first to know when new content is available, leave a comment, like, and subscribe. Take care until the next time.
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