ROBOTS WILL REPLACE MOST JOBS IN THE ECONOMY SOON
Leading technology experts predict that robots and artificial intelligence will replace not just basic jobs but also higher skilled paying jobs in coming years. People need to get ready
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Robots v Humans
Robots and artificial intelligence is going to eat up a lot of jobs in the future. People have to wake up to what is cooking and train or retrain for the new world.
One of the world’s leading thinkers on robotics and AI Prof. Moshe Y. Vardi believes that robots could leave 50 per cent of workers unemployed.
Speaking at a Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology lecture
Prof. Moshe Y. Vard said: ‘We have never faced machines that maybe able to compete us out of everything’.
He went on to say, ‘it’s very dangerous to believe that what happen over the last 200 years will continue. There’s a tipping point’.
Automation has been happening for at least 40 years in the UK. Secretarial jobs and filing clerk jobs were plentiful
in the economy until the 1970s then the
desktop computer came along and liquidised all those reliable jobs.
Companies like Google and Amazon are planning to do away with driving jobs. Google is already testing self-drive cars and Amazon is starting to deliver parcels by drones straight to people’s doors.
Robots have been grabbing all the attention but artificial intelligence will do as much damage as robots. AI has the ability to learn-by-doing so the more it does the better it gets
AI can do a lot of professional jobs in the field of law, insurance, finance and any screen based information job.
Some people believe that automation will have less of an impact on creative industry type jobs and jobs which require human interaction.
Science, Technology and the Arts or NESTA is arguing that future governments should prioritise the creation of one million new creative jobs by 2030.
In its statement it claims that, ‘There are some 2.6 million jobs in the UK’s creative economy, growing at around three times the rate of the workforce as a whole.
The statement went on to say that, ‘These are in the main, high-skilled, knowledge intensive and resilient to future automation’.
Other people think that a creative job future is over cooked and that governments like the one in the UK should be planning to introduce a basic income model. The basic income idea is that everyone in society regardless of income should be given a monthly wage as it will support people without jobs.
Regardless of what experts think people now have to take skilling up seriously or the robots will eat their lunch.