There was a prediction that artificial intelligence would wipe out more than 1.8 million jobs in the globe. In contrast, 2.3 million jobs would be created by 2020. This is to prove that more jobs are going to be created than destroyed or fade away. According to Gartner report, we would have an additional 2 million jobs created by artificial intelligence by 2025. This was a CNBC cover two years ago.
We may want to ask if this will be so or not. Hopefully, the number of sectors to be affected would range from the manufacturing industry, to health, to the public sector, and education. These sectors are going to really benefit from artificial intelligence. Although research director of Gartner, Manjunath Bhat noted that the manufacturing and transportation sector might have the hit.
This is what he said concerning this; “robots aren’t with us to steal or take our jobs. Rather, they are to promote us. Hence, we should shift our view of artificial intelligence”.
In line with this view, we should know that we are more likely to be promoted in this regard. In a way, artificial intelligence will provide more jobs. Looking at the need the rise in machine learning researches, knowledge is never stable, but ever increasing. New software are being developed to fit several purposes. We can be sure that robots or computers will only build on what we have for it to build on.
No doubt, machines will, keep learning, but there will be limitations on its intelligence. So, for this purpose, more data computation will be needed. We shouldn’t forget we are the masters of the computers. Even though they are going to be a faster, and almost smarter, we will always be at least 2 steps ahead of them. Almost everyone would be familiar with the word “Skynet” from the movie “terminator” we are all familiar with, humans will always be fathers and mothers with the machines. We are their creator. Hence, we cannot expect them to relieve us off our jobs. In the educational sector, machines will aid learning.
We should never overlook the fact that learning will require manpower to use technology/artificial intelligence to aid human learning. This is the height at which we would go in controlling artificial intelligence as humans. Although algorithms will be able to set learning goals, project assessment, and probabilities, it cannot necessarily facilitate work in the educational sector. Humans are needed to do that. The workload must be handled by us.
Of course, machines may want to relieve us of our jobs in a way. What does this mean? Let’s look at the military. Many soldiers may be retrenched as machine may take up the roles. Funny part of this would that war that used to be soldiers to soldiers would take another dimension which is “machine to machine”. As Elon Musk said, the world race towards leading development of artificial intelligence could start as the beginning of another world war (WW3). That time, soldiers would become useless and irrelevant.