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SHOULD WE BE SCARED OF TECHNOLOGY?

Wednesday 26th July 2017
The rise of Artificial Intelligence means there are now machines in the world a hell of a lot more intelligent than you or I. We’ve spoken about the rise of automation and the threat it may have to workers across the world. But how wary should we be of these advancements? How much of a threat is A.I?

Alex Hem (Technology reporter for The Guardian) thinks it is a big threat. “As sophisticated algorithms can complete tasks we once thought impossible, computers are seeming to become a real threat to humanity. Whether they decide to pulp us into human meat paste or simply make our work completely unesscessary.”

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AI's impact on employment...
In a recent report 'Robot revolution: the impact of AI on entrepreneurs and job prospects' it was found that two thirds of young entrepreneurs fear the rise of robots. 76% of  the young entrepreneurs studied in the report expressed concern that there may be fewer jobs available in the future as companies chose automated services to carry out the work a human would have once done. Are entrepreneurs right to feel concerned?

Scientist Moshe Vardi says "We are approuching a time when machines will be able to out perform humans at almost any task. I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: if machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?”

While there are many who believe that AI will cause high levels of unemployment and wipe out industries such as manufacturing completely, there are also tech professionals and economists who believe that AI will in fact create more jobs than it will destroy. If machines are the future, humans will be needed to design, manufacture and monitor these to ensure that they run as efficiently as a human would - still requiring human workers.

What do you think? Should we be concerned about the impact of an automated workforce in the future?


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