Is your job under threat from ROBOTS? Expert warns that office jobs could vanish by 2018.Submitted by mdefarge on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 20:23
"Machines can significantly increase productivity and therefore reduce costs. They can improve customer service, compliance, scale and efficiency.
Independent AI expert, Massimo Barbato - who wrote Thinking Beyond Limitation which explores the impact of technologies on everyday life - agreed.
‘While it was once mainly lower-skilled jobs squeezed by new technology, AI could undercut the ‘knowledge’ professional.
‘By 2025, machines will be able to learn, adjust, exercise judgement, and re-programme themselves.
‘The hardest hit would be professionals working in sales, education, healthcare, IT, management, finance and law – knowledge-based jobs, where analytics tools, mobile internet devices, apps or web-based services such as the cloud can be developed to outperform humans.’"
I wonder if anyone is "computing" the tangible and intangible costs to not only the adults but also children who'll be affected when parents lose their jobs.