One of the biggest questions of our time is whether AI is going to replace us? Wall Street analysts have already complained that some of the menial tasks they have been doing are already being replaced. We know, we are equally shocked to find out that there are actually menial tasks at Wall Street.
But as it turns out, there are and white-collars are hurting badly. But that’s not everything there is to the story. As it turns out, AI is now going after the most hard-skill-based games. Mathematics and analysis are not really something that is beyond a machine.
And people are finding out about this the hard way. The question that we all ought to be asking ourselves right now is if machines are going to take over our jobs. And if they do – what next? Utopia? We believe so!
The thing is we need to make sure we are set-up about the big disruption. But first, let’s answer the question.
There are all sorts of scenarios about the coming wave of automation and AI. Luddites may seem a bit démodé, but they do have a point. After all, machines are really signaling an overall readiness to get rid of a lot of workers.
And the worst thing is that machines are completely impartial about it – they can do the job better and they are replacing the ‘meat bags.’ It makes sense for our species as a whole. Why have people worked jobs that machines can do?
But what modern-day Luddites may ask is at what point the AI becomes too scary and at what point we need to pull the plug. An even bigger question – can we really switch out the plug and hope that we will be okay without our trusted AI.
Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jack Ma have all expressed concerns that a) we may have gone past the tipping point and b) we may actually live in a simulated reality. This is an understanding that not many people are actually quite happy with, but as it turns out, it’s one of the possibilities out there.
Probably yes. The good news is there will be a big emphasis on people becoming more skilled at the jobs they do. Of course, some are already speculating how big tech billionaires are planning to cryosleep until it’s immortality time.
Yet, many people are equally concerned about how the rise of the machines may make this impossible – on account of all humans just being gone. Yet, we are all focused on our day-to-day tasks and it does feel good.
After all – should we worry about AI overtaking when we are still doing a lot of the jobs out there ourselves? For example, you would probably want a trusted professional to fix your garage door. Sure, when looking up garage door prices, it’s Google’s complicated algorithm that is actually doing all the heavy lifting with regards to finding the best prices for you, for sure. But you shouldn’t despair.
It will be a human operator who will actually come to your door and change things up for you. So, there’s this. The machines will replace them, but they will have to get in line, as this is how it works with humans. We have a lot of paperwork to do.
There are many good sides to using AI. After all, you can begin storing a lot of information, you can sift through that information and do many other things. There are far more benefits that will come out of AI, many believe. Treating disease, space exploration and many other things are on the list of being influenced by AI in a very positive way.
True, jobs will be eliminated as a result, but this will theoretically free up time for everyone to do what they love and create opportunities for others. Yet, AI also harbors a few dangers that are widely recognized. When looking in great detail, though, the only real challenge is making sure that we as a species can take care of each other.
Things do tend to fall in their place eventually, but it might be wise to keep watch.