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To Intelligent Machine, a Japanese Insurance company claimed that they would replace 34 their employees by an AI system, is that an opportunity or threat to us? Eg. there may be programming machine may put our people out of work, what should we do? :)
human history has had many waves of automation with the same question each time, and a whole bunch of newer (higher skill) jobs being created, but are things different this time around?
great question, I think this is part of the larger automation trend. What are the new skills we need to learn to stay relevant in this new environment?
If the newly created jobs will be easy to learn by actual less-skilled labourers then no problem, people will switch. However what worked before it's not guaranteed to work every time...
Well BofA just start humanless bank branches http://www.reuters.c...
@sorincos I don't know if the jobs will be easy, but will require a workforce that can rapidly learn. we need to teach people to be agile learners, not train discrete skills.
we see lots of examples of eliminated jobs, the press is swarming over them (not always positively). But the newly created?
Ah the man v machine question. I anticipate we'll see more man w/machine. There are no shortage of problems to solve and we need all the intelligence (natural or synthetic) we can get.
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I think programming machine for simple work is doable, a very first model of "programming machine" is code generation from modeling tools.
@mtrusty3 during the industrial revolution there wasn't a "we" who trained the workers. That role could be taken by a social service nowadays aka lots of social costs not sure who'll agree to pay from our taxes. So I don't see it happening
Active learning will remain the critical link to driving an enabled and empowered workforce..buckle up...@ngocdotw
For me the question is if we approach the "digital twin" approach will the shift be a surprise? Tesla ML approach as example http://fortune.com/2...
Sorin Costea definitely see the press and agree this is a hot topic. I think "we" can be the us, the tech community, events like this that can drive individuals to learn new things.
@jerryaoverton AI will replace jobs, especially repetitive ones, but it will also give people more time for adding more human value
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Agree Michael, learning is a key to change/update skills, and machine may have ability to learn as well :).
@mtrusty3 right. It's just we aren't the ones first to lose their jobs, so eating our own dogfood won't help much the bus driver, bank teller and all others...
@tomfriedman "Thanks You for Being Late" talks about the rate of change in technology and rate society can adapt. I see this with jobs and also ethics @jerryaoverton talked about.
ML / AI needs new input or data for calibrate / training the system. It will help to provide more acceptable prediction from AI system. I always believe human skills are required, especially experts.
@roboticai I agree. Training is a vital step in machine learning and, so far, that needs to be guided by real people
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@roboticai yeah, people need to up skill to compete with machine
yeah, we always upgrade skills day by day. Then human and machine will support together :)
as AI takes on the remedial jobs, humans can expand their knowledge and intellect. More time to be human gets my vote!
The scary part for many people, because there is not a known future point where jobs are created, is that they will be replaced by machines and be left jobless. While many are lifelong learners, many others are content doing what they've done.