Human beings are under threat. One US author with a bestselling book about artificial intelligence says that in the near future all human workers will be replaced by robots. But if you’re an electrician, plumber or nurse then you’re in luck. These jobs require advanced emotional and physical skills that AIs haven’t mastered just yet.
‘One area that is safe for people is the kind of job that requires lots of dexterity, hand-eye coordination and flexibility,” says Martin Ford, the author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future.’Think about skilled trade jobs like a plumber or electrician.’
Ford told Daily Star Online that because of the empathy and care that nurses need to perform their duties, their jobs are somewhat safe for now. That’s because these qualities aren’t easy for robots to replicate and it will take some time for robots to learn to do so. People who work in more creative jobs also have somewhat of a safeguard for the same reason.
The AI expert has also warned that humans could one day end up working for robots because they can be designed to be better bosses. This is because AIs are better decision makers than humans. Decisiveness is an essential quality for managing employees in the workplace.
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