A survey from YouGov of 11,362 people in nine countries earlier this year found that more than a quarter of workers believed 20% of their daily tasks could be automated through AI and robots, and 10% claimed up to 60% of their role could be taken over. It also revealed that 45% of people globally expect AI technology to one day be capable of carrying out intangible – even creative – tasks. This view is shared by the author Douglas Coupland, who wrote the novel Generation X: Tales for an accelerated culture, which tells the stories of a group of people born between the early 1960s and early 1980s. Speaking to Computer Weekly in April 2017, Coupland said there was likely to be a period of uncertainty caused by the pace of change. "People always say, 'Don't worry, we will invent new job categories', and in the past this has been more or less the case.
The rapid growth of artificial intelligence and automation presents threats -- and opportunities -- for workers and businesses in the Miami Valley. More than 31,600 people in the Dayton metro area work in the five largest occupations at high risk of automation, according to data the Brookings Institution prepared exclusively for the Dayton Daily News. Those jobs include food preparation, waiters, stock clerks, tractor-trailer truck drivers and accounting clerks. But about 34,600 people in the region that includes Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties work in the largest low-risk occupations. Those include registered nurses, freight and stock movers, janitors, customer service representatives and general managers, according to the Brookings data.
The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has called on the UK government to make sure workers are not left out by technology-driven productivity gains. According to TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady, it is essential the UK makes the most of "the most of the economic opportunities that new technologies are offering", especially with the UK failing to make productivity gains in the past decade. You forgot to provide an Email Address. This email address doesn't appear to be valid. This email address is already registered.
Three-quarters of developers think those who create artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms are ultimately responsible for AI's impact on society, according to a global survey. Every conference this year contains a dead human genius reincarnated as software system or a robot. Yes, there is a lot of hype, but there is real worth in AI and Machine Learning. Read our counseling on how to avoid adopting "black box" approach. You forgot to provide an Email Address.