Monday, February 13, 2017

Is technology going to take over the human job?

There is an idea of concern for many workers; in the future, technology will take me over!

Today's development of information technology and artificial intelligence is amazing. Google's self-driving car will be available in many areas. A chatting bot program like Siri will replace telephone operator's position. Other intellectual jobs are also threatened, as many world rankers of Go were defeated by a computer program.

My past entry: AI completely overwhelms human Go players

However, workers are not entirely pessimistic about the future, according to a new study.

ITProPortal: UK workers not really worried about robots taking their jobs

Epson conducted a close observation to the workers in the UK. As a result of the survey, approximately three-fourth are optimistic to the coming age with development of technology. Also, three-fourth of the respondents replied that technology would take over certain jobs. On the other hand, the majority of respondents were willing to learn new skills to adapt the future.

It is an interesting finding. Indeed, many people believe that robots will get rid of our job opportunity. It is decisive whether to pay attention to the positive impact of technology, and whether to be ready to change ourselves to survive the new era.

As the detail of this study is not clarified, I cannot judge the validity of this survey. It seems sure that the respondents are people being interested in the new technology. In real, many people not only in the UK but also other nations are not aware of the historic wave of technological evolution approaching fast. Anyway, we cannot avoid this cataclysm.

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