Will AI Replace Humans?

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Wouldn’t it be nice to have Honda’s Asimo wake us up for work, put the eggs in the frying pan and bread in the toaster, and send us off like something out of a science fiction story by Ray Bradbury? The friendly household robot that helps with the chores is one image of artificial intelligence (AI) that many of us can get behind.

Then there’s the super-efficient AI in factories, on our computers at work, making repetitive work easier, minus the errors we humans inevitably make. It’s easy to picture the robotic concierge, checking in guests at the front desk of a hotel or government building, and making sure no unauthorized people are around. Or perhaps the person who takes your order at the drive-in will no longer be a person, but a tireless machine, which will be faster, won’t need a break and won’t ever ask for a payrise.

AI is set to make our lives easier – sooner than you think, according to experts. But can AI take away our jobs? The big question is, can AI replace humans at everything we do? And what can be the real consequences for the future of humanity if AI does things better than us?

Experts say AI can replace humans in 45 years

Researchers from Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute spoke to 352 experts in machine learning to see what they had to say about our future with AI. The unnerving forecast is this:

In ten years, AI will be better than us at translating languages, driving trucks and writing high school essays. If AI keeps growing the way it has so far, then machines will be taking our retail jobs by 2031 and be putting best-selling writers out of business by 2049. By 2053, surgeons will have to find other means of livelihood, because AI will outperform them. Some experts say that in the next 120 years – others say sooner – AI could take over all human jobs.

So, what does this mean for society? Will we all get to enjoy the benefits of having everything done for us by capable machines, while we take up our favorite leisure activities in the middle of the day? Not exactly. (Click to Site)

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