By the 2030, 38% of all US jobs will have potential for automation, industries like manufacturing, retail, and construction leading the way for this high tech overhaul. Today, artificial intelligence is already far reaching enough to have a hand in most every industry pie, yet still at the whim of the humans who control it.
Almost 40% of people worry that automation will put them out of a job, but still 73% of people agree that AI will never be able to replace the human mind. In so many words, AI lacks a certain human je ne sais quoi. So while it cannot authentically express human emotion, AI can still reflect humanity from the data it receives. When it receives biased data and fallible human reasoning, it will respond in turn with just more bias and fallible reasoning. This very concept allows us to see AI for what it is – including its limitations. In the hands of researchers and scientists this means big innovation from accessibility to the environment. In the wrong hands it could mean mass surveillance and targeted propaganda machines. The good and bad of AI are just two sides of the same coin.
The future and power of AI is up to us. Let’s build it as a force for good rather than evil as detailed in this infographic.