How will AI change the way we work
Generative AI, Augmented Intelligence, Machine Learning—these topics dominate the conversation around tech in 2023, and by now we’ve all heard the rumors: AI is coming for your job, it’ll take your family, And it will eat food out of its food plate, but is there any truth behind it?
To learn more, we went on the ground floor of the new tech zone, where technology meets culture, and South meets Southwest.
Webster’s Dictionary defines AI as “the simulation of human behavior in a computer”. Seems harmless doesn’t it? But with the explosive popularity of generative chat bots like ChatGPT, many are re-examining their position on the tech food chain.
Ian Beecroft is one of the leading voices in Deep Tech and AI. His company, Signal & Cipher, teaches large companies how to adopt new technology.
“Generative AI is here. It’s in everyone’s hands and it’s not going anywhere,” Ian says, telling Yahoo Finance that we’ve only scratched the surface of what AI can do.
“We are at the beginning of one of the biggest revolutions in knowledge work in human history and many people see this as a huge step forward in the way we do things… What we are doing is that We’re digitizing skills in the same way that we mechanized manual labor in the Industrial Revolution… We’re doing things on a scale, in a volume, and a breadth that the human mind isn’t really capable of.
So, will the rise of AI lead to job losses? And if so, why should we adopt this technology?
We meet former chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, famous for a series of chess matches against the 1980s supercomputer, “Deep Blue”.
Kasparov told us, “Every new technology in the past has threatened jobs, actually destroyed jobs, destroyed industry before creating new opportunities.”
“AI is not an exception. Machines made us stronger in the past, made us faster in the past… So, the jobs we’re doing today are, in my view, kind of zombie jobs. They’re already dead. They Don’t know yet.
So far, our experts haven’t painted a particularly rosy picture for mankind’s future, so we went straight to the source. You know what they say – keep your enemies close.
According to ChatGPT,
“Artificial Intelligence has the potential to impact the future of humanity in both positive and negative ways. On the positive side, AI has the potential to improve many aspects of our lives such as health care, education and transportation.”
It doesn’t sound too bad, but it continues:
“A major concern is that as AI systems become more advanced, they may become difficult to control, potentially leading to unintended consequences or even catastrophic consequences.”
Therein lies the concern, and why many in the tech industry are approaching AI with caution.
“People are freaking out. They’re saying ‘Hey, what’s this? Can we trust this?’”
“I see both sides of the argument. And, you know, in some ways, there is a lot of opportunity, but on the other hand, we also have to be careful, like any technology,” Pulkit Agarwal, assistant professor of computer science at MIT They say.
According to Pulkit, instead of thinking of AI as a replacement for humans, we should think of AI as a tool.
Like the invention of the PC, Artificial Intelligence can actually improve our work and make us humans more efficient in performing our daily tasks.
“If an AI system can look at CT scans and diagnose, is it going to replace the doctor or not? I would say no. I think the right way to implement the system is to have the system be a doctor. Because this AI system has paid more attention to CT scans than any doctor has ever seen in his life,” says Pulkit.
While the possibilities for AI may seem limitless, it may just be the key to unlocking the potential of the human brain.
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