By Komron Aripov
As an informed citizen of the 21st century, you have probably heard of Artificial Intelligence and come to terms with the fact that your job stability might change due to it, one way or another. It has been accepted worldwide that “evil machines are going to take over our jobs and lives”, and in your head, you are picturing some dystopian sci-fi movie where robots are killing off humanity. Surprisingly, that is not true. Although I, nor anybody for that matter, am not qualified to predict the future, there are things to be worried about, and things that are simply overrated.
In the era of technological advancements, who do you choose to believe?
JOBS AI WILL DEFINITELY REPLACE
This is as bad as it gets. As of 2017, AI is not used for much except helping humans do their job, and sometimes doing easily automated aspects of these jobs. In the years to come, AI will noticeably advance, and take over the low-wage and low-intellectual jobs. People working in factories sorting out deformed milk bottles on the production line will be let go. File clerks responsible for maintaining records and files are going to disappear too. People whose jobs are made up of boring, repetitive tasks are all doomed, but it’s not like it is going to happen all at once. Rather, we are going to speculate the slow, but sure rise of these machines as they take over all the manufacturing industry and more.
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WHY THINGS AREN’T THE WAY WE THINK THEY ARE
“Without Humans, Artificial Intelligence Is Still Pretty Stupid” says The Wall Street Journal. And in some sense, they are right. Movies like “The Terminator” have made us all wary of AI, however it’s size is miniscule compared to that of, let’s say, actual intelligence.
Earlier this year, news came in that “computers have created their own language”, setting world’s most famous tech enthusiasts, including Elon Musk, to voice their opinions on how machines will take over the world and enslave our families. These are the results of Facebooks AI program, which was shut down for the same reason:
Bob: “I can can I I everything else”
Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to”
As you can see, there is nothing to be worried about. AI is still in its early infancy, and the “language it’s creating” is probably the most nonsense you will ever display on your screen.
THE ESSENCE OF AI
We are still very far away from the technological singularity, the point where computers will augment humans in every possible sphere. Don’t listen to futurists, as it’s pretty clear towards where they are biased. And don’t completely block yourself from all AI news, thinking it’s going to die out soon. It’s not. Do some research, find out more and make sure you stay on par with advancements of this era.
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