AI and The Future
This blog post is based off of PBS Frontline's documentary, In the Age of AI.
There's a lot of conflict regarding how the workplace will adapt to changes caused by AI.
AI will undoubtedly get rid of jobs - especially those that are simple and repetitive - but is that a good thing? There are two sides to this:
1. The good
- As technology advances, jobs are always lost and replaced with more advanced jobs. This increases efficiency, and as a result will reduce production costs.
- AI allows us to do what humans themselves cannot do on their own. There's lots of possibilities for this.
2. The bad and ugly
- The number of jobs created does not necessarily have to equal the number of jobs lost. If automating a factoring turned 7,500 jobs into just 500 but created 1,000 new, highly skilled jobs (in, say, developing new robots), it is still a net loss.
- AI invades human privacy. Checking the probably of a loan delinquency using thousands of data points may sound good, but what does that say about our privacy?