The AI generation was always going to be the future, I mean, we have made untold movies about it. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of what computers can do and I think we are now at the stage of evolution where the next step is to give all of this super smart technology some real responsibility...
However it shouldn't be at the cost of people's livelihoods. The idea of having only half the UK's workforce being employed is scary, but obviously that is at the extreme end of the scale of worst case scenarios.
It is easy to get carried away and start assuming that we will one day be enslaved by our own creations, just like in the Terminator movies. I personally feel the achievements in technological advancements is incredible but we also need to be responsible with it and find a way for it work in conjunction with people to increase productivity rather than completely takeover.
Have a read at what Kate Smedley thinks over at Advorto
The Governor of the Bank Of England (BoE), Mark Carney raised the alarm bells over automation in his speech at Liverpool's John Moore University earlier this week, describing the ‘machine age’ as one that will ‘mercilessly’ destroy jobs. He warned of 15 million jobs being replaced by automation – around half of the UK workforce. Mr Carney’s estimate is reminiscent of Professor Moshe Vardi's predictions that global unemployment rates will rise to over 50% within 30 years.