We are living in an era of continuous emergence of advanced technology, which has been rapidly transforming our lives beyond our imagination. Fast developing technology, the internet connectivity penetrating deep inside the urban and rural areas, coupled with the mobile revolution have made the ‘Online World’ into a “Powerful Online World”. Internet is one of the most transformational technological innovations in the human history.
Development of Advanced technology has also made our lives quite unpredictable. Advancing technology has another big revolution to its credit now, known as ‘Artificial Intelligence'(AI) revolution. Who would have really thought that ‘self-driving cars’ and ‘robots’ with human-like characteristics would ever exist? Well, they are already here, co-existing with humans.
What is the concept of Artificial Intelligence? Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. Some of the activities, computers with Artificial intelligence are designed for, include ‘Speech Recognition’. And thus Artificial Intelligence has made a huge impact on our lives in the form of video games, personal assistants, smart cars, smartphones, chatbots and many such used cases.
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic of discussion right now, especially so when AI offers an open threat to us, to be more specific, when it revolves around the danger of AI taking over human jobs. There’s a great deal of worry around this subject, and much of it is justified.
Looking at the advancement that AI has made so far, there has been an ongoing discussion about the impact it can have on our future and what does it really mean for humanity. Experts are also debating over the impact AI can have on the job market and whether it is something we should welcome or fear.
The fear that AI will replace endless jobs can be justified to a certain point but it’s not completely true. It seems like every day there’s a new, terrifying media report about how robots will lead to mass unemployment.
While there is a risk to jobs due to these trends, the good news is, there are also a lot of new jobs opportunities that are being created in areas like cybersecurity, cloud, big data, machine learning and AI. Possibly, it is a time to pivot career for IT professionals to make sure they are where the growth is. There are other industries that have also started to look from the optimist’s viewpoint embracing the fact that AI and automation can bring in a lot of cost saving for them by creating an increased demand of products within a shorter period of time, generating more profit and paying higher wages to the employees.
When automation kills few jobs, possibility is, it creates other jobs, let us not forget that. We cannot be pessimists about the changes which AI is bringing but wait and watch and we should be ready to recover from the short-term transformation period that people and our economy may face in the coming future. It is predefined that AI will make some labor obsolete but we cannot hide from the bigger picture of the potential benefits that AI will bring along, easing its way into the economy retraining humans for jobs overlooking a new set of activities. This technology is giving a new meaning to businesses and our lives. Can’t wait to see how this technology unfolds in the coming years.
AI statistics defining the future role & applications include, Robotic Process Automation, Improved Cyber Security, Machine EQ Optimized, Intelligent Marketing at the Doorstep and Driverless Vehicles.
So the overall picture about the future of Artificial Intelligence seems very optimistic. Being one of the disruptive technologies it is expected to create some dramatic changes in the near future. It is also a fact that automation will affect many people. But the The big picture is, in the near future it create more jobs. So, Artificial Intelligence is definitely an an ‘opportunity’ and hardly a ‘threat’.
However, an important point to consider is: identify the people likely to become jobless due the Artificial intelligence revolution like automation and its other future programs and the same jobless people be given refresher training/ training th take on their new assignments so that no one will have a fear of becoming jobless. at the same time more people are recruited for the newly created jobs. No one knows what we’ll end up creating in the long run. Till then stay tuned.
Bottom Line: Remember, though Artificial Intelligence has many achievements to its credit, it is still in the process of achieving its future plans which will make real revolution, “AI’ revolution, which will transform our existing world into totally to a different level affecting our present and the future generations. So it is the core people responsible for the development so far, to monitor its further development activities and ensure Artificial Intelligence revolution great success. Until then we must wait and watch and be critical about its activities, which would help AI to progress in the right direction. Don’t you think so?
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