Remember those sci-fi films and television shows that we all watched as children and many of us still watch today? They showed us some fairly high tech devices that would change the way we lived and worked. But it was all just science fiction right? Take a look around, technology has advanced rapidly and continues to advance as new developments in artificial intelligence are made every day. We have devices that enable us to communicate with anyone around the world, look up important information in just seconds and even talk to us, read us stories and suggest a good restaurant for our next date night. Artificial intelligence and modern technology are here to make our lives easier, or are they?
Sure, the idea of artificial intelligence is interesting and the abilities of new autonomous devices are beyond what we could have expected. The US has a restaurant run entirely by robots using some of the latest artificial intelligence technology. That sounds like something any tourist or sci-fi fan would like to see, but how does that affect the economy and the workforce?
If artificial intelligence is being designed to make our lives easier by taking over those difficult or mundane jobs, how are we supposed to make a living? Artificial intelligence can be used in a variety of robotic applications from manufacturing and agriculture, to retail, even pizza making. Without our careers, we couldn’t purchase the products robots are selling.
Let’s take another look at this. We already use artificial intelligence in our daily lives to make studying, research and entertainment easier and more convenient. What can artificial intelligence do for the handicapped? We could use robotics to not only aid the physically challenged in their homes, but to help them walk, move about and become part of the world around them. This is what artificial intelligence can do for us and what it is being developed to do very soon. AI can also be used to run personal health scans instantly, reducing the need for regular doctor visits.
So, how will artificial intelligence change our world? By completing the tasks that are too dangerous for mankind and making it possible for people to get more done while their robotic counterparts perform the manual labor they wouldn’t normally have time for, we could see an employment shortage oddly partnered with a higher quality of living. What are your thoughts on the topic? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think about AI and how it will change our world.