Artificial Intelligence will take over jobs, and with the exponential growth hardware capabilities, imaginative Hollywood concepts are starting to taking form.
But most of the jobs that Artificial Intelligence is set to replace can be argued that they were never meant to be specialized by humans in the first place. In some jobs, we lack the ability to consistency to perform these tasks routinely at a high level, some of which have major ramifications if they are not done with the high level of precision that we expect from the people performing them. In some other positions, there is no clear unfair advantage that human beings have over machines.
So it’s only a matter of time before Machines become smarter and overtake us, but this is a result of us humans being trained to be machines, so eventually as the skillsets intersect, human or biological intelligence will need to evolve and our skillsets will need to change and adapt as a result of of being pushed to find ways to survive.
As we start getting closer to this evolution, creatives that are pushing the boundaries of Artificial Intelligence have a key role to play in replenishing the job bank, by creating new job opportunities. Creating positions that help to guide others to augment their skillsets to adapt to this new reality, just as technology has created jobs such as Mobile Developers, Social Media consultants, online Customer Experience Experts, and Data Analysts.
While Machines get smarter and eventually outstrip humans in rule based, or tasks that involve a historical pattern. Humans who are continuously designing, building and programming these machines will also be arguably smarter, and hopefully adopt a principled approach to making ethical choices as the research advances.
Humans were once singled cell organisms that have been able to evolve to top of the food chain. So while we build machines to be more like humans, we can continue to push science and build ourselves to be something far greater.
Photo courtesy of cdn.makeofuse.com