Artificial intelligence is good or bad? we are ready?
A study from the University of Oxford and Citi Group TECHNOLOGY AT WORK v2.0 – The Future Is Not What It Used to Be
It estimates that up to 47% of the jobs today have a 75% chance to be automated in the next 20 years. The effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or rather, Artificial Intelligence, will affect all aspects of life and these impacts will be felt in every community.
Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, The World Economic Forum, published a book entitled The Fourth Industrial Revolution in which he describes how this fourth revolution is fundamentally different from the previous three, which were mainly characterized by advances in technology.
In this fourth revolution, we face a number of new technologies that combine the physical, digital and biological worlds. These new technologies will impact all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenge our ideas about what it means to be human.
These technologies have great potential to continue to connect billions more people to the web, dramatically improve business efficiency and organizations and help regenerate the environment through better asset management, potentially even undo all the damage industrial revolutions earlier it has caused.
But there are also potential serious risks. Schwab describes his concerns that organizations may be unable or unwilling to adapt to these new technologies and that governments could help employ or regulate these technologies properly. In the book, he posits that transfers power will create important new security issues, and that inequalities could grow rather than diminish, if things are not managed properly.
For example, as automation increases, computers and machines will replace workers across a broad spectrum of industries, from drivers to accountants and real estate agents for insurance agents. According to one estimate, as many as 47 percent of US jobs are at risk of automation.
Many experts suggest that the fourth industrial revolution will benefit much more than the rich poor, especially low-skilled, low-paying jobs disappear in favor of automation.
But this is nothing new. Historically, the industrial revolutions have always started with greater inequality followed by periods of political and institutional change. The industrial revolution that began in the early 19th century originally led to an enormous polarization of wealth and power, before being followed by almost 100 years of change, including the spread of democracy, trade unions, progressive taxation and the development of safety nets social.
It seems a safe bet to say, then, that our current political, business and social structures may not be ready or able to absorb all the changes of a fourth industrial revolution would, and that major changes to the structure of our society can be inevitable.
Schwab said: “The changes are so profound that, from the perspective of human history, there has never been a time of greater promise or potential danger My concern, however, is that the decision makers are often caught in traditional thought. linear (without interruption) or too absorbed by immediate concerns to think strategically about the forces of disruption and innovation shape our future. ”
To thrive, business leaders will have to work actively to expand your thinking away from what has traditionally been done, and include ideas and systems that may never have been considered. Business leaders must begin to question everything, to rethink their strategies and business models, to find the right investments in training and potentially disruptive investments in R & D.
The future is happening around us. And we have to face the challenge to face it and thrive in the new industrial revolution.
By: Janelle Anglin
What is this world?
Where humans would choose to build artificial people
Rather than help the ones already here.
Where the #futureofwork is bone trembling
with no guarantee to not be living on the streets.
You can work day and night just to eat,
then they come in with a robot,
“Oh sorry, it can do your job better.”
Why are we not building the future of our people?
We should be building opportunities
Not artificial brains to push out the “weak”.
How can we walk by that man lying on the sidewalk,
on our way to giving a job to a computer?
Let’s fix the problem we already have
instead of covering it up with artificial solutions.
Hunger, pain, poverty.
These are not artificial.
By: Kei Pritsker
Historically, humanity has been defined by our struggle to create more resources. Humanity
has never had enough resources for everyone. People were expected to work to earn a living. Working proved that an individual was productive and contributing towards the resource pool.
Labor saving devices and Artificial Intelligence have greatly increased out capacity to provide and, for the first time in human history, we have the potential to provide for all. The advent on labor saving technology and AI poses a threat to nearly all low skill workers and even White-collar workers. We must ask ourself whether the flaw lies with technology or our concept of work.
We have forgotten why we worked in the first place. We worked to meet human needs. These new technologies provide us the ability to sustain ourselves without human labor. Technology will emancipate humans from menial labor. The #futureofwork will be a paradigm shift towards an economic system of access in which human needs are met.
By: Nijesh Dangol
Artificial intelligence can be seen as both positive and negative side for humans. Even though artificial intelligence have lots of advantages there are also many risks. And I think that the most negative point the artificial intelligence is going to affect is the area of work. Computers are more capable of creating accurate results, so eventually they will exchange human in jobs. This will result in increase of unemployment, and man will no longer be the domain of the work place. I think that if there is to be the development of Artificial intelligence in the near future, both the humans and the artificial intelligence should work together so as to get the best progress. It should be developed in such a way that it will not affect the co-existence of humans and their work. We are developing the Artificial intelligence for the benefit of the humans so I think that it should be developed in that particular way without hurting the life and living ways of the humans.#futureofwork
By: Elon Musk
Elon Musk billionaire founder of SpaceX, Tesla, Hyperloop among others, has made strong statements about the imminent danger of artificial intelligence into the wrong hands.
Speaking on stage Recode ‘s Conference Code Full video: SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk at Code 2016 , Musk was asked by THE VERGE “Walt Mossberg’s own if he was concerned specifically about the efforts of big technology players like Google and Facebook currently turning research AI.” I will not name names, “Musk said,” but there is only one.
Musk also used the interview to explain his decision to create the open nonprofit AI last year OpenAI, he stressed that it was not about competition with his fellow pioneering technology, but to avoid a future in which we are all crushed under the heel of a master.
“It’s really just trying to increase the likelihood that the future will be good,” Musk said the non-profit, suggesting that democratize these artificial intelligences will make for a better result. “If the AI power is widely distributed in that we can connect AI power to the will of each individual – you would have your AI agent, all have their AI agent – so if someone tried something really terrible, then the collective will of others could overcome this bad actor, “said Musk. See the video of the full interview: Full video: SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk at Code 2016
Philosophy vs. Reality
R. Buckminster Fuller, architect, scientist and philosopher was the forerunner of the eco-house and application of technology for efficiency, their motto was “do more with less” and their main concerns were related to population growth and resource efficiency.
During the early 1930s, he published the Shelter magazine, and from 1938 until 1940 he was Fortune magazine of science and technology consultant.
During the 1940s he began teaching and lecturing at universities including Harvard and MIT, and in late 1950 became a professor at Southern Illinois University (SIU), his work influenced a generation and remains alive today.
But, R. Buckminster Fuller would be extremely disappointed to see that his “philosophy” does not apply to today’s reality.
Despite billions figures of investment in technology and innovation have triggered worldwide, little has been done by reducing the HUNGRY world, agriculture “dirty” produced from carcinogenic pesticides only increased and nothing new was presented, no significant advance.
The hunger still afflicts most of the world population and on the other hand, the efforts of governments to make the accessibility of food and nutrition for the 9 billion people in 2050-hinges are not being treated with due priority.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that about 795 million people of the 7.3 billion people worldwide, or one in nine, were suffering from chronic malnutrition in 2014-2016. Almost all the hungry people, 780 million live in developing countries, accounting for 12.9 percent, or one in eight, the population of the municipalities in development. There are 11 million undernourished people in developing countries (FAO 2015; for estimates of each country, see Annex 1. For other valuable sources, especially if you are interested in certain countries or regions, see IFPRI 2015 and Rosen 2014).
As R. Buckminster Fuller the works of Jeremy Rifkin and Professor Klaus Schwab walk on different aspects but converge on the same belief, that a third. or 4th. Industrial Revolution, or rather “The great revolution of Artificial Intelligence” will be beneficial to humanity.
book writer The Third Industrial Revolution
- Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman
of The World Economic Forum who wrote
the book The Fourth Industrial Revolution