No, robots won’t take your job

by Larry Emmott on October 21, 2016

in Diagnostics,Future Tech,Management

rosieWhat activities will benefit most from this shift to automation? Things like creativity, and sensing emotion, according to the report. Think about health, for example. Already, computers are often better at diagnosis than human doctors. But tomorrow’s health professionals will be able to spend more time getting to know their patients and coaching them through their options than performing diagnostic work that can easily be done by AI. And this is better for everyone.

Source: No, robots won’t take your job

Actually they might. Think about the example given above. If future doctors jobs become “to spend more time getting to know their patients and coaching them through their options than performing diagnostic work” then that person is not a doctor as we think of that job now but more like a social worker or therapist.

Our usual concept of a robot is a machine in a general humanoid form that does basic tasks for us like the robot maid Rosie in the Jetsons. As it has developed most robots are not humanoid at all like the giant industrial robots used to make cars. Other robots don’t even have a physical shape of any kind, they are applications that do tasks that humans had to do in the past. A simple example is an e-service that takes computer data and sends out text reminders. Robots are now doing and will continue to do ever more complex cognitive tasks.

by: at .

Share

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: