Essay question: current advances in artificial intelligence will lead to large-scale unemployment in the future, do you agree?
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Artificial Intelligence-based systems and chat bots are taking every industry by storm. As much as they are playing an important role in making tasks and processes better, their effect on human-centered jobs and capabilities in the workplace has become a major debate.
|Brynjolfsson, E., Rock, D., & Syverson, C. (2018). Artificial intelligence and the modern productivity paradox
The jobs that most of the people are currently doing may get obsolete or automated sooner than you later.
Transport and logistics jobs to be taken by robots
Office support staff to be replaced by automated and computerized systems
Sales and customer support staff to be replaced by chat bots and machines
|Employees in the transport and logistics function are going to be replaced by robots and automated machines.|
|· Robots can work like humans but more accurately
· taxi drivers and courier drivers are to be replaced by self-driving cars and car-pools
|Su, G. (2018). Unemployment in the AI age.
|Inflexibility of machines with demand schedules still require human beings|
|The cost of such is bearable and containable|
|OFFICE SUPPORT STAFF IS GOING TO BE REPLACED BY AUTOMATED AND COMPUTERIZED SYSTEMS|
|· security guards by computerized check-ins and securities
· front-desk officers to be replaced automate systems and machines
|Levy, F. (2018). Computers and populism
|Cases of emergencies arise that need attention of human beings|
|Cases of emergency are rare|
|Sales and customer support staff will be replaced by chat bots and machines|
|· call-center assistants replaced by automated response systems
· cashiers, telemarketers, clerks to be replaced by chatbots and machines
|Acemoglu, D., & Restrepo, P. (2018). Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Work
|Systems will still need people to upgrade and maintain them|
|Upgrade and maintenance only happens once in a while hence temporally employment|
|AI will render many jobs obsolete and completely replace others.
People working in logistics and transport, office support staff and sales and customer support staff jobs are at highest risk of being replaced.
|Research should focus on how to even create more jobs through AI than the jobs that are at risk.|