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Is Artificial Intelligence On The Path To Destroying Human Jobs? Adapting Technology 101

Written by: Manuj Aggarwal, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Did you ever think robots would take over the world? Will AI be the new Terminator? So is AI going to take over the world as robots do in an Avenger movie? Is the Terminator going to come and destroy the world?

Do we need to find an iron man to save us?

automated robot carriers and robotic arm In smart distribution warehouse

These are the questions most people ask whenever new technologies are introduced to the world.


And time and again, humanity as a species wonders what will happen when new technology becomes mainstream.


To answer this question, let us first look at the past.


When the printing press was invented, everybody was afraid of what would happen if people started to get new ideas and create freedom for themselves.


But now everyone buys newspapers to get new perspectives.


Everybody was afraid when the steam engine was introduced. What would happen to all the jobs?


Everybody was afraid when the car was introduced.


What will happen to all the people involved in the horsecart industry?


But now, look at us. A car is one of our most basic needs for transportation.


The fact is that humans and technology cannot be seen as separate, just like our offspring are part of us.


The technology we create from our intellect and hands is also part of the human evolution story.


The key is to recognize that all these technologies are just another step in human evolution.


And as these technologies get integrated into our lives, they enhance the quality of our life and enable us to do things more efficiently and effectively.


Technology is not our competition but a part of our team.


We are living in an amazing time in history when a lot of groundbreaking technologies are coming together at the same time.


For example, Most of the technologies that have been invented so far were meant to enable our physical strengths or our ability to enhance our physical strength.


The lever helped us to lift heavy stones and kill large animals like the woolly mammoth.


Iron dumbbells were introduced to shape our bodies.


The wheel enabled us to travel long distances without walking, getting tired, and spending days and days on the road.


Imagine spending 2 days to reach your workplace in today’s world, sounds funny right?


But with AI, we can enhance our cognitive abilities and think there are so many patterns hidden in nature that our human mind is incapable of comprehending.


For example, if we were to predict the weather cycles, there are so many parameters involved that our mind would be overloaded wrapping around the problem that we see.


But with AI, we can create models that can find the patterns among 1000s or millions of data points and make these predictions accurately.


As accurate as a dart.


What this will enable us to do is offload all the difficult thinking and mundane and repetitive tasks to AI while humans will be free to spend their time on more creative and meaningful endeavors.


Do you remember the great quote by Abraham Lincoln? “If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe.”


With AI, we’d be able to sharpen our skills and hone our performance.


The only question that remains is whether we will be smart enough to adapt.


Once again, let's look at history. When the automobile was introduced, everybody who adapted found much better, higher-paid, and more satisfying jobs in the automobile industry.


A basic mechanic at Lamborghini is paid around $55,000 yearly!


Would a horse cart be able to make that much with the same old-age transportation?


So, the key strength that humans have is adaptability.


If we adapt, AI is going to create the golden age of abundance, as most of the mundane tasks for production, etc., will be offloaded to AI and automation.


The future is quite friendly!


Signing off with one of my all-time favorite thoughts,


“Robots are not going to replace humans; they are going to make their jobs much more humane. Difficult, demeaning, demanding, dangerous, dull – these jobs robots will take.


– Sabine Hauert


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Manuj Aggarwal, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Manuj Aggarwal is one of the global leaders in artificial intelligence with 4 patents in AI. A troubled home and relationship troubles led Manuj to a depressed state. Manuj decided to turn his life around through meditation, spirituality, and understanding how our mind creates our reality. He has since dedicated his life to helping others unleash their true potential. He is the CEO of TetraNoodle Technologies, an elite technology consulting company. TetraNoodle incorporates mindfulness and behavioral science in every technology project. TetraNoodle's clients include hundreds of startups and Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, IBM, ING Bank, Pearson Education, and more.

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