2017 Technology Preview

Working in the area of AI and big data means that the leading edge improvements which come with this are seen by me. In addition, it means regularly becoming freaked out where they may be taking us and when you believe too closely about the possibilities and consequences of these improvements.

AI’s and robots Will Take Our Jobs

This isn’t only science fiction, it’s occurring now. Persistent, blue collar type jobs could not be last, but professionals — including customer support representatives, diagnosticians, and paralegals — is going to be in danger. The thing is the occupations which will stay will need elevated degrees of imagination and schooling, and there will probably be fewer of these to go around.

We should begin considering what types of jobs the remaining people is going to be doing.

Combining AI with improvements in medicine, robotics and gene-technology means that individuals could quit expiring or at least live a lot more. That seems fantastic in the beginning, but more individuals living well past 100 years would have huge consequences for society and the market at large.

The public would continue to develop at an even quicker speed, placing more pressure on resources all over the world. Pensions and retirement would need to be totally reconsidered, as would authorities safety net systems. Long-term care would take on a totally new significance, demanding more facilities, more cash, more health professionals to manage all of it.

Up to now, individuals can nevertheless select to opt-out, but it’s uncomfortable and already inconvenient. When all transactions are managed digitally what are the results, when you can’t drive an automobile, do something as easy as purchase food, or read a novel with no digital signature.

We’re headed towards a future when it might be virtually impossible for the ordinary man to “opt-outside.” What occurs when little elite group, firm, or just one individual commands our access to each one of these things due to the fact that they command our information?

While developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data that is big, and robot automation could mean tremendous progress in medicine, science, business and human comprehension, it’s also indisputable that there are going to be impacts too. These technical improvements represent an important challenge.

The utmost effective result we’re able to hope for in this case is a brand new type of socialism, a sharing economy by which private possession disappears or falls and all of US share the bounty around us evenly. But getting there could possibly not be painless, as it necessitates the overthrow or the fall of the existing capitalist system.

Just a couple of months ago, hackers could work with unsecured Internet of Things apparatus to take a sizable chunk of the Net down. As more and more of our information has become saved digitally, we’re left more exposed and more. Even authorities, businesses or hackers can use this data.

The most popular argument here is that when you’re doing nothing wrong, you don’t have anything to conceal, but this isn’t accurate when someone could employ your health history to refuse you a job, your driving history to refuse you insurance, your relatives and buddies associates to keep you from obtaining employment, credit, as well as government records (reports state that China has already been doing something similar to this).

What ’s the solution?

From my standpoint, I consider step one would be to solve our privacy issues, whether that’s driven the technology sector or by government regulation controlling itself. From that point, we should be participating and supporting large thinkers to simply help develop answers to the far reaching issues like job loss and shifting economics.

Johnny Hilton