Do you have to be worried about your job in the future?
This is another central question which is coming up every time we are speaking about AI – Artificial Intelligence. And this question has its right to be asked by anyone of us. In our understanding, it is quite remarkable to see, that we are facing this question. As we determined by ourselves what will be the future like.
We were watching the discussions and we were reading the articles. We understand, that there are the ones who are saying that AI is going to build new jobs and there are those who are saying that 50% of our jobs will be replaced withing the next few years or decades. What we do not understand is, how we humans are able to give the machines more value that to us humans.
We have built the machines because we wanted to simplify things and because we wanted them to the work which is too heavy for us or we don’t like to do. Yes, this might be. As a result of this development, some people were replaced by machines. What did happen to these people? Some of them could handle the new situation. They did maybe some further education, some other training and courses and could after that be used in another type of job. But some of those people who got replaced were not able to adapt to the new requirements. Maybe, they did not get the support they needed to perform this step. Either way, this situation points to our understanding again towards the existing systems we are following since too long.
When we look at the whole history of us humans, we can not see any further development and deeper understanding of the core values of life. We did achieve quite a lot indeed. But we did this all not for the values of life. We did this all only for money. And now, we are continuing to do the same mistakes as we did them during the last centuries.
As we are following the development of AI and the different opinions about the outcome of it, we do not expect any positive result from it. We never established the true values of life and we never followed those values consequently. Therefore, we don’t see a big chance that we humans will start doing that now and we especially don’t see a big chance why the robots or the AI should do that.
Statements from Glasnost369
We will never accept to give control out of the hands of us humans and give it to the machines. We understand further development of our own species as the only true development. We can accept the assistance of AI, but we clearly refuse autonomous decisions taken by them. We always put the value of a human or any other life form higher than any type of machine.
AI is classified as an existential threat!
AI Is Eating Our World | Fabian Westerheide | TEDxHeidelberg
Fabian’s TEDx Talk dived into the challenges and opportunities of the world in which intelligent machines and humans coexist together. Artificial intelligence is and will be integrated more into vital parts of human life. Not only human jobs will be replaced by machines. Artificial intelligence will also challenge human thinking, art and culture. What comes after is the concept of Superintelligence and Singularity.
Fabian has deep roots in the German and European digital ecosystem. After working at numerous tech-companies and starting and selling his own startup, he has turned his longtime passion Artificial Intelligence into an investment activity of his own.
As CEO of the family-owned Venture Capital firm Asgard, Fabian now invests in promising startups in the Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things sector. He is founder and organiser of the annual “Rise of AI” conference and serves as coordinator for Artificial Intelligence at the German Association of Startups.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organised by a local community.
The list of jobs which are going to be replaced within the next few years or decades
Report: Fear of losing job to AI is the no. 1 cause of stress at work
A new report from Udemy identifies the top stressors in modern offices, including the current political climate, artificial intelligence, and the pressure to learn new skills.
More than half of American workers feel more stressed now than only one year ago, and 43% said that stress comes from fear of losing their job to artificial intelligence (AI), according to a report from Udemy released on Tuesday. This fear was the top stressor for millennials and Generation X employees, while it didn’t even make the top five for baby boomers.
In the study, Workplace Confidential: The Real Story Behind Stress, Skills, and Success in America, 60% of respondents said that they feel stressed at work at least most of the time. While AI was the no. 1 trigger of stress inside the workplace, 50% of employees said the current political climate was the no. 1 cause of stress outside of work.
Next on the list of causes of stress was the pressure to learn new skills relative to shifting responsibilities at work, followed by feeling underskilled. The report also found that Millennials and Generation Z workers are the most stressed overall.
“Workplace stress has reached unprecedented levels in America, with a unique confluence of internal and external triggers—from a volatile political climate to the rise of artificial intelligence in the workplace,” Darren Shimkus, vice president and general manager for Udemy for Business, said in a press release for the report. “At the same time, the skills required to do our jobs change about every three months, and pressure to adapt is relentless.”
To fight stress at work, employees are taking matters into their own hands. Some 58% said they are using company-sponsored training to combat stress, while 54% are turning to meditation or exercise to de-stress, the report found.
And, to stay competitive, employees are also seeking out learning and development opportunities to grow their skills at work. The report found that 42% of respondents had used their own money to pay for training courses and development.
The way workers want to learn also differs depending on their generation. Millennial and Generation Z employees want one-on-one coaching, while Generation X wants on-demand learning, and baby boomers prefer learning in the classroom.
“Employees are getting in the driver’s seat of their training and careers to combat stress and find professional success,” Shimkus said in the release. “Businesses have a significant opportunity not only to help reduce workplace stress but also improve productivity and business outcomes by adopting an employee-driven approach to learning and professional development.”
Toluna Group conducted the survey on behalf of Udemy, which offers online training courses, in April 2017. Responses were gathered from 1,000+ US office workers, 18 years old or older, in full-time jobs.
The 3 big takeaways for TechRepublic readers
- More than 50% of US workers feel more stress than one year ago, with the fear of losing their job to artificial intelligence the top stressor in the workplace.
- Outside of work, employees were most stressed by the current political climate, while inside the workplace they also felt unskilled for changing job demands.
- Employee training and development, meditation, and exercise were the top ways employees were combatting stress.
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