Big Tech is finally under an intense microscope.
The impacts of social media have forced people to grapple with the costs of emergency technologies.
And IBM released one report that will send a chill down your spine.
The race for artificial intelligence (AI) dominance is on.
Several billionaires have launched AI projects so as not to be left behind.
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Elon Musk said unfettered AI is more dangerous than nuclear weapons and worried that some people in the tech world, including Google co-founder Larry Page, wanted to create a “digital god.”
AI is not going away any time soon, so society must figure out how it can be used responsibly.
IBM just released a report that said roughly 40% of the workforce will need to “reskill” in order to work with AI.
The IBM report stated that “[e]xecutives in our survey estimate that 40% of their workforce will need to reskill due to implementing AI and automation over the next three years. That translates to 1.4 billion of the 3.4 billion people in the global workforce, according to World Bank statistics. On average, 87% of executives expect job roles to be augmented, rather than replaced, by generative AI.”
Human obsolescence has been the big fear of AI.
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There has always been creative destruction in technology with new jobs created.
Many argue the same thing will happen with AI, but others have pointed out that AI could be different, especially as it improves exponentially.
Some AI proponents have even said that their goal is for the unemployment rate to be 100% because the machines would do all of the work.
As dystopian as that sounds, there are people actively working toward that kind of future.
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The IBM report added that “AI and automation are creating a new division of labor between humans and machines. The World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts this evolution will disrupt 85 million jobs globally between 2020 and 2025—and create 97 million new job roles. This radical shift is ushering in a new age. We call it the age of the augmented workforce—an era when human-machine partnerships boost productivity and deliver exponential business value.”
“Augmented” jobs seem to be where many corporations are headed.
People on all sides of the AI debate seem to agree that a major disruption in the global workforce is coming.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.