Will Unemployment Rise Because of A.I?

Technology is rising at such a fast pace that any of us didn’t imagine that there would be so much progress in just past 2 decades. It has seriously made our lives a way lot easier and made our daily work processes much faster. Processes which would have taken many precious hours now only take some milliseconds. How we came to this? I sometimes wonder and this all happened because of many genius brains that are working day and night and are taking technology to new dimensions and levels. Thousands of new pages of researches are formed in one day only and in the matter of technology, innovative minds innovate and comes with new ideas, gadgets, software etc. every now and then. In the list of successful and innovative technologies, artificial intelligence is also present.

Artificial intelligence is a technology that has given new processing capabilities to electronic machines. Now you just have to speak to them and give them tasks to do and they will do it. If you don’t have A.I then you can install it on your system and it will work like a charm. In the start, A.I was pretty basic and only performed a few functions but with the passage of time, we have seen it improve and get really good. The most amazing thing is its learning process and it can learn one’s personality, solving problems, performing complex tasks etc. From all this, we now know that in organizations, A.I can brought a game changing difference in day to day processes for business but does this amazing technology have some harmful side effects? Perhaps yes.

I am saying this because many people’s jobs will be in danger due to advanced A.I technology that is going to rise and takeover many tasks that are done by humans today in organizations. Process that are normally done by employees today will be automated and controlled by A.I systems and as a result, companies may and shall not need a large no of employees and many people will lose their jobs. Now, if you think that this is too far and only the top multinational companies can apply this technology then you are wrong. Many people today use A.I technology to make their lives easier for example: people use Google Now, Cortana etc. and this is just the beginning. Technology is one sector which is the most abundant and common. It expands, improves and in the matter of A.I, it will surely expand and improve.

According to the past history of the tech world, this view is not a far-fetched one, but a realistic one that A.I will take control of many daily processes that goes on in the organizations and due to this, People which do those daily processes can lose their jobs.

Regarding this, many crucial steps may need to be taken in the future or maybe sooner than you think.


Hussain Haider.


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