Can Robots Swipe Human Jobs? That’s A Strong Debate!
The debate between the AI community and people has been going on for a while now.
Many are worried that robots will take over their jobs, although it’s ironic how they didn’t see this coming.
The prime aspect of technology was to make our lives more convenient, and easy peasy.
That’s how it usually starts off from the beginning with most technological breakthroughs.
Although over time, things start to advance and get better and more tech savvy which is the case of high-tech ingenuity.
Well, that’s until tech advancements and ingenuity start taking over the livelihood humans need most.
And that’s jobs.
It’s no secret that jobs are getting taken by robots because they can do them faster, with more efficiency, and that’s not to mention how much cheaper they are to manage than humans.
Funny thing is, they do make things easier for people in the workforce, so it’s not a Captain Obvious thing to realize there.
Big companies love it because they help churn in more massive profits from this financial arrangement.
Even so, there’s still one remaining question…
Where will that leave us?
Will we just be completely unemployed, and left sitting there without dilly squat to do?
Do we get placed on a dusty shelf with a horde of cobwebs and just be forgotten about?
It’s hard to say but doing a bit more digging might provide a much-needed answer.
Robots Taking Human Jobs Due to their Capabilities
There has been talk about AI and automation takeover of human jobs, but it’s a relatively small topic to touch on as the level of autonomous growth in the job market is gaining steam.
According to a post written by G. Dautovic at fortunly.com, AI Tech is seizing 14% of human jobs annually in the U.S.
That leaves human labors on edge, for they worry about the level of job security that’s provided for them.
The main thing in favor of humans is the fact that AI and Automation still face limitations when carrying out particular human tasks.
So right now, that’s the saving grace for people.
AI and Automation can’t carry everything out without some level of human interaction that’s geared toward machine operators, programmers, engineers as well as a host of other specialists.
They need people to help improve their level of performance, this is somewhat comparable to the learning bot in the movie CHAPPIE.
CHAPPIE could learn, but he was an autonomous bot that needed to be guided by his creator Deon Wilson, who programmed him to carry out specific tasks and functions.
Now that’s just a movie, even so, the idea is there.
AI and autonomy tech is still evolving, and the thing to catch it up to speed is what we feed into these artificial intelligence programs.
So, how does this happen?
Well, it happens every day starting with the net itself.
Every time I or you do a search, or look up a particular website, and there are algorithms possessing and distributing information takes some level of intelligence to make that happen.
But you see, that’s not AI intelligence doing that, it’s us inputting information that’s fed into a digitized system.
And that’s information that’s stored on a database to be used for later use.
So, when you hear the old adage that knowledge is power…
You bet it is, and unlikely you hear in the typical Spiderman movie referencing the line, with great power comes great responsibility doesn’t quite cut it here.
Because what’s at risk in the long-term are the livelihoods of many people.
The job markets that are seeing this the most are customer service and some sales jobs.
And this has sparked nonstop controversy among human workers.
What Does the Future Hold for Those Who Lose Their Job to a Robot?
That’s an interesting question to think about whether the future of work will have more human or autonomous bot jobs.
A vast number of people assume that robots will take a large number of jobs in the future.
Then there are people who believe humans will always have a job in this world and robots can only take on certain tasks.
So, it’s fair to say the future remains a mystery, although there’s one thing to keep in mind.
As technology advances, we should be preparing for any uncertainties we’re seeing now in the early 2020s.
Final Takeaway: Can there be a Future Where Humans Work Closely with Intelligent Automation?
Like I stated, right now we’re needed to help these computers learn how to think (dare I say) more human-like.
And it’s happening little by little.
All we can do is create as humans, and we’re just using machines to implicate what is needed.
It’s an eerie co-existing partnership (not really a guaranteed solution) where humans will find themselves working side-by-side with autonomous bots in the near future.
And this is nothing new.
This was best pointed out in my favorite movie produced by Stanley Kubrick “2001: A Space Odyssey” where it was Commander Bowman battling against his AI counterpart HAL-9000.
Basically, this is all about Man vs Machine in an ultimate showdown for control of a seemingly electro-static society.
The industrial revolution has brought us autonomy technology, making it ergonomically friendly to help us do a job 10 times easier without breaking our backs in the process.
The thing to think about is how advanced will technology get to the point where we’re told to go take a seat on the sidelines permanently!
That’s unless people are willing to take the next step by opting in for augmented enhancements to even the playing grounds against the autonomous bots.
Sounds like a heavy cost to bear, even though some feel that it will be a sound solution.
Or will it be?
Yeah, now that’s a chilling thought to ponder indeed!