Everyday, we become more conceived that the robots we’ve gotten accustomed to seeing in movies will one day walk among us. Artificial Intelligence is fast becoming an intrinsic aspect of our everyday lives. With the rise of virtual assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, there’s no denying that the age of artificial intelligence is fast approaching. No doubt, it will impact the way we live for better for worse.
Here are some things we can expect in the future when artificial intelligence is fully integrated into our world:
The Takeover of Many Jobs
Artificial intelligence is already set to take over thousands of jobs in the future. Any job that involves collecting data from a person and inputting it in a system is likely to be impacted by the AI wave. This means cashiers, receptionists, customer care operators and bank tellers jobs will become obsolete.
AI is also on the verge of impacting the automobile industry. Companies such as Google and Tesla are already testing the feasibility of self-driving or autonomous cars. With the arrival of such cars, driving jobs may soon be a thing of the past.
When it comes to companies that require logistics, courier services, pizza delivery, and postal services are all becoming fully automated.
The augmentation of the human brain with artificial intelligence is one topic that has fascinated many for decades. Although we’ve not made much progress yet in the field of augmentation, research suggests positive outcomes for it in the future.
The Creation of More Jobs
Although robots will take over some of our jobs, someone will definitely have to programme and maintain these robots, leading to the creation of more jobs. Software development, robotics engineering, and system development are just some of the jobs that will blossom with the rise of AI.
Seamless Work Environment
Many factories are now relying on an AI for day to day industrial processes. Even white-collar work environments will be impacted as robots will take over the more tedious jobs leaving humans to focus on key tasks.
Amazon already utilises robots in its fulfillment centres according to inside sources. It is believed that these centres are replete with robot workers that transfer products to humans through a well-structured system.
Machines Will Take Over Dangerous Jobs
Billionaire entrepreneur Alibaba once remarked: “I would leave if I had to work three or four days a week for the sake of artificial intelligence.” Indeed, artificial intelligence will make life easier for everyone by eliminating most hazardous jobs. This includes jobs such as bomb defusing, firefighting, mining, oil drilling, and construction. With this, we can expect a reduction of mortality rates in such work settings and a considerable increase in life expectancy.
A Solution To Climate Change
Experts believe AI will solve climate change sometime in the future. With access to a mind-boggling amount of data, AI could one day make predictions and identify trends that will help us solve climate change and other major world issues.
Although artificial intelligence comes with its advantages, many believe it will inevitably become smarter than humans, leading to a takeover of the entire planet by robots. There are also concerns about the ethics of various AI systems. Such technologies could be used to manipulate vulnerable people or spread propaganda for political causes.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said:
“Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. It comes with enormous opportunities, but also threats that are difficult to predict. Whoever becomes the leader in this sphere will become the ruler of the world.”
While we can’t know for sure what the future of AI holds, we can only hope it comes with more positives than negatives.