Why the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence Outweigh the Risks

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  • The argument against artificial intelligence (AI) is driven by fear.
  • The most realistic fear today is that AI will take people’s jobs.
  • Undoubtedly technology is taking people’s jobs in droves.
  • Google is a great example of machine learning that many people use every day and it truly does make life easier.
  • While the fear of job loss is understandable, there is another point to make: because of artificial intelligence many people are currently doing jobs that weren’t available even just a few years back.

According to Stephen Hawkings we do have reason to beware of the consequences of artificial intelligence (AI) including the possibility of the end of the human race.

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The argument against artificial intelligence (AI) is driven by fear. Fear of the unknown … fear of intelligence.

According to Stephen Hawkings we do have reason to beware of the consequences of artificial intelligence (AI) including the possibility of the end of the human race.

The rise of the machines won’t be happening imminently. After all, AI is still in its infancy. The most realistic fear today is that AI will take people’s jobs.

Undoubtedly technology is taking people’s jobs in droves. Anytime you self-checkout in the grocery store you might be conveniencing yourself but you’re also doing something that just 15 years ago someone would have been paid to do for you.

The trend is also happening in casual type restaurants such as Red Robin, where machines are on the table that do everything but bring you the food itself.

Airlines use self-serve kiosks to print luggage tags and boarding passes. Banks use intelligent automated voices to route calls and do practically everything unless you specifically ask for a representative.

It doesn’t exactly take a forward thinker to envision a time when cars are self-driving. And with the technological advancement of drones, it’s not hard to imagine that commercial planes will one day be pilotless.

While Moore’s Law implies technology doubles every two years, the reality is humans are notoriously slow at adopting it.

We’ve been trained to think of new technology as cost prohibitive and buggy. We let tech savvy pioneers test new things and we wait until the second or third iteration, when the technology is ready, before deciding to adopt it.

While AI seems like a futuristic concept, it’s actually something that many people use daily, although 63 percent of users don’t realize they’re using it.

Google is a great example of machine learning that many people use every day and it truly does make life easier. Marketers use artificial intelligence for a variety of functions, not the least of which include personalization. The reason that Netflix or Amazon are able to give you personalized suggestions is because the technology that runs their software uses AI.

While the fear of job loss is understandable, there is another point to make: because of artificial intelligence many people are currently doing jobs that weren’t available even just a few years back.

Let’s circle back to marketers for example. The technological know-how is now a full-time job, so alongside designers and copywriters is a new breed of marketer that is trained to purposefully promote content to a uniquely tailored audience.

Why the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence Outweigh the Risks