Should You Be Scared?
The rise of Artificial Intelligence has created a lot of uncertainty regarding the future of our jobs and the operation of entire industries. I remember when game-changers like Monster and LinkedIn emerged, making many people in the recruiting industry fear for their jobs. Thankfully, this has not been the case and these technological advances have actually provided tremendous aid to recruiters. The big question is, will artificial intelligence continue to be a useful tool, or will it take over the workforce and displace us?
There are two different schools of thought on this subject; those who are for the A.I. revolution and those who are against it. The pro side believes that A.I. will actually produce more jobs than it will eliminate, all while making life seamlessly easier. The con side views A.I. as a threat that will completely take over production and eliminate the human workforce. The University of Oxford has estimated that over the next two decades, a staggering 47% of U.S. jobs will be replaced by machine learning algorithms due to the availability of big data and its ability to be computerized. This has carried a wave of worry across the nation.
NYU Professor of psychology Gary Marcus explains that it has proven difficult to autotomize common sense. For example, a robot serving drinks can be programmed to pour and serve one drink, but, if a fly lands in the glass it has a tough time deciding whether or not to serve it. Though only time will tell just how far the A.I. revolution will reach, you can cover all of your bases in the meantime.
3 things to help you overcome the Artificial Intelligence hysteria: