Via John Grimaldi D.C.’s Washington 2001, a well-known science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke A Space Odyssey, which featured the unsettling computer HAL, was adapted into a successful film in 1968.
Here we are, 55 years later, with what some have dubbed a terrifying real-life HAL. Artificial intelligence [AI] is a computer technology that some claim has the potential to rob future generations of their employment.
Actually, a corporation in India just let go of the majority of its crew and replaced them with artificial intelligence (AI) workers. Suumit Shah, the 31-year-old CEO of the e-commerce business, tweeted coldly, “We had to fire 90% of our service crew due to this AI chatbot. Hard, yes. Necessary? Absolutely.” Shah obviously took quite a lot of Heat is putting it mildly.
Social media was ablaze with complaints about the person’s allegedly cruel attitude. But he handled it well, saying that eventually, “everyone will start doing this.” In fact, according to CNBC, Goldman Sachs estimates that artificial intelligence may effect 300 million employment.
However, Sujith Abraham, senior VP of Salesforce ASEAN, is quoted in the same CNBC piece as saying that AI should be utilized as a tool to empower the workforce rather than hampering or replacing them because of its capacity to supercharge human talents.
He said, “It is not without risk, though. This feature is incorporated into our generative AI principles, which support the appropriate development and application of this game-changing technology with human involvement.
Instead of machines displacing workers in great numbers in the future, career consultant Ashley Stahl asserts that “robots are probably not coming for your jobs, at least not yet.”
According to a piece she wrote for Forbes magazine, “given how artificial intelligence has been portrayed in the media, in particular in some of our favorite sci-fi movies, it’s clear that the introduction of this technology has created fear that AI will one day render humans obsolete in the workplace.
After all, many jobs that were formerly carried out by human hands have been mechanized as technology has improved. It is sense to be concerned that the development of intelligent computers might signal the beginning of the end for work as we understand it. But I don’t believe there is any justification for being so pessimistic.
According to an MIT Task Force study cited by Stahl, AI has significant limits over the long term. It can simulate “human intelligence in doing some activities, but often, its programs can only exhibit ‘specialized’ intelligence, which means they can only carry out one activity at a time and solve a single problem.
They are frequently stiff, unable to adapt to input changes or engage in any ‘thinking’ outside of the confines of their predetermined programming. However, humans have ‘generalized intelligence,’ which includes the type of problem-solving, abstract thinking, and critical judgment that will remain crucial in business. Human judgment will therefore be important.
The Vatican issued a statement on the risks of AI earlier this week, urging people to “be vigilant and work to prevent a logic of violence and discrimination from taking root in the production and use of such devices at the expense of the most vulnerable and excluded.
“It is imperative that ethical consideration be expanded to the fields of education and legislation in order to responsibly guide the idea and use of artificial intelligence for the benefit of mankind and the preservation of our shared habitat.”