The apocalyptic idea of robots (or technology) taking over the world has been a long-standing theory, mostly in the world of sci-fi. The idea that machines are becoming too intelligent may make for a great Terminator or I Robot plot, but can this really happen?
We probably won’t see robots picking up machine guns and controlling the city (not like they are in better hands with us), but a new generation of robots is taking over all industries. Robots may very well soon control our industry and take our jobs.
In the video embedded below, the host shows us current technology, how it operates and how it is taking over our jobs. As reference, he compares it to horses, who all have lost their jobs to modern technology. We may see a horse here and there, but very few of them are still needed for work. Their population has gone down and they mostly hang around all day.
Experts are divided in this topic. Whether we become useless in the future or there is no way to replicate human intelligence, there is an argument for everything. The fact of the matter is that smart devices are becoming smarter by the day.
And we are not only talking about our amazingly capable smartphones and computer. Real life robots are becoming smarter too! In the video we can see the Gentler Robot, for example. This robot can literally learn to do things! The robot teaches itself by watching humans doing what it is required to do.
What does this mean? Robots can potentially become better at anything – without you even writing a single line of extra code. They are no longer these repetitive machines that needed our help to make intelligent decisions.
The speaker gives us many examples of bots that can probably soon take our jobs. This is not limited to any fields or types of work, as even doctors, drivers and even creative workers.
One would think a collection of 0s and 1s would never be able to figure out how to create a good song. I would never think a robot can create this complex collection of words I am currently writing. Sadly, it seems not even these creative minds are safe from facing unemployment due to the robot revolution.
This is still up for debate, as I doubt any machine can truly take in all the complex feelings, emotions and aspects within our work and communications. The point here is that this video does post a few topics we will have to face sooner rather than later. Give it a watch and let us know what you think.