Do you believe there’ll be a robot in every home? Do you expect a robot maid to clean for you or a robot cook to make your meals? If so, you'll have to keep waiting. But there are many other ways where AI will change your life.
Artificial intelligence is already bringing the future closer to home.
AI has revolutionized the factory floor. It's changed retail. It's made a difference on the farm. It's made delivering packages more efficient. It's made driving different – think Uber.
If you fear a robot uprising, or you have nightmares of a "Terminator" future where we're enslaved by machine, you can sleep easier for now. That is just one of many common AI myths.
The truth is, human-like robots for the home remain far away. Seemingly simple tasks like cleaning a room or babysitting a child are far beyond current AI capabilities, and our cluttered living environments are total robot obstacle courses.
But as autonomous technology becomes more agile and more intelligent, we will see some mind-bending and life-saving applications of the technology.
AI Superpowers tells you where, how and when this is likely to happen.
Find out what you should know, what you may still fear – and what you don't have to worry about. At least not yet…
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We should be strategic and aim for the jobs that are least likely to be overtaken by AI. We should commit to life-long learning, updating our skills, understand the new trends, and find new opportunities.
We should encourage critical thinking and all types of creativity, not just in science and engineering, but also: arts, architecture, music, poetry, acting, story-telling, etc.
We should accept that the routine jobs are going away. Young people in these jobs should start transitioning to new careers that fit your strengths and that are not easily replaced by AI. For older people, when early-retirement is offered to you, consider accepting, with gig-economy and volunteering to make some income and live a life you enjoy.
We should encourage more people to go into service careers, choosing the ones which they can pour their hearts and souls into and share their love and experiences with others.
We should embrace AI tools, especially for professionals, understanding that they will get better with more data and use. We should use these tools to do our job, keeping an open eye that they might do more of our routine tasks over time, allowing us to move to areas that are more suitable for humans. This is like a journalist who adopts word processing early, or a photographer who adopts Photoshop early.
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