It's inevitable that a machine will do most tasks, quicker, more accurately, and more cost-effective than humans, but they will always lack the human touch and their ability to adapt to the situation in hand. This was looked into as part of the Obama administration's recent report and stated, "Whether AI leads to unemployment and an increase in inequality over the long run depends not only on the technology itself but also on the institutions and policies that are in place." The report also predicted that over the next one or two decades somewhere between 9 and 47 percent of jobs would be affected by automation. One of the factors that will have an impact on how much automation there is around is how much we as humans decide to interact with it. Back in the 1960's cash machines were developed and introduced into society.
AI is clearly a hot topic in any recruitment office and has been for some time. With our increasing needs for instant gratification because of social media, how does this impact on the daily culture in recruitment businesses and what does this mean for the future of recruiters. AI is a disruptor and no recruiter dare ignore the way it has already changed the way recruitment operates. However, is it a threat to our existence in the near future?
Mankind must set thorough rules and defined boundaries before it is too late, according to AI expert Luca De Ambroggi, the research and analysis lead for AI solutions within the Transformative Technology team at London-based global information provider IHS Markit. "In 50 years, it is reasonable to think that robots will be able to'support' and replace human being in several activities. Already electro-mechanical devices outperform humans in sensitiveness and reaction time." "We are into the so called Narrow or Weak era of AI. It is'weaker' than human or is equal or superior just on few limited tasks and senses."