Will AI chatbots and autonomous robots put many of us out of a job? Or will AI help improve our work lives and even create new jobs?
The robots are coming! They’re gunning for your job and – here’s the kicker – they are far better at it than you are. Soon, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will replace journalists, surgeons, taxi drivers, song writers. In fact, few careers are safe, we’re repeatedly told.
And yet… is that the whole story? There is a growing view that, in many ways, AI will make our lives better, both at work and at home.
While it may seem daunting, “just think of AI as the latest addition to your tech tools, like the Palm Pilot or the first-generation iPhone once seemed to you,” she suggests. Most of all, don’t bury your head in the sand: “Understanding its capabilities is the first step to better harnessing AI for your benefit.”
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So will AI really render us all redundant? When PwC ran the numbers, it came to a heartening conclusion.
“Any job losses from automation,” wrote the report authors, “are likely to be broadly offset in the long run by new jobs created as a result of the larger and wealthier economy made possible by these new technologies.”