The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Using data annotation on raw data to train artificial intelligence and machine learning tools Humans continue to pose questions about artificial intelligence (AI) and ethics.

Back 1951, when Christopher Strachey launched his AI-driven checkers program at the University of Manchester in England, people were questioning the implications of human-mimicking machines.

Today, depending on who is giving the answer, AI is either the key to driving society toward a peaceful, harmonious future or the biggest potential threat to humankind.We can find examples to support both perspectives in the business world and beyond. But reaching a consensus about the ethical bounds of AI […]

The robots are coming, and your job may change — but it won’t disappear

The robots are coming, and your job may change — but it won’t disappear

Two things can be said about human beings: we like building machines, and we tend to freak out about the machines we build.

The Luddites of 19th-century England, an oath-based secret society, looked to the industrial era and saw not liberation but destitution. The most radical among them formed paramilitary groups to raid textile factories and destroy knitting machines and mechanical looms — devices that would replace workers. Their political descendants include the lamplighters of early-20th-century New York who went on strike to protest the advent of electric streetlights, and the switchboard operators of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, who in the 1930s […]

The robots are coming, and your job may change — but it won’t disappear

The robots are coming, and your job may change — but it won’t disappear

Two things can be said about human beings: we like building machines, and we tend to freak out about the machines we build.

The Luddites of 19th-century England, an oath-based secret society, looked to the industrial era and saw not liberation but destitution. The most radical among them formed paramilitary groups to raid textile factories and destroy knitting machines and mechanical looms — devices that would replace workers. Their political descendants include the lamplighters of early-20th-century New York who went on strike to protest the advent of electric streetlights, and the switchboard operators of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, who in the 1930s […]

Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID-19

Do we need humans for that job? Automation booms after COVID-19

Baylee Bowers works on her computer after ordering and paying for her meal using her cellphone at Bartaco in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. The restaurant uses an automated app for ordering and payments. Instead of servers they use “food runners” to get orders to tables. Ask for a roast beef sandwich at an Arby’s drive-thru east of Los Angeles and you may be talking to Tori — an artificially intelligent voice assistant that will take your order and send it to the line cooks.

“It doesn’t call sick,” said Amir Siddiqi, whose family installed the AI voice […]

Yes, robots are coming for your job, but you might like the new one more (if you’re still employed)

Yes, robots are coming for your job, but you might like the new one more (if you're still employed)

Image: GettyImages/gremlin It’s been a century since the word " robot " first entered the human lexicon. In the ensuing decades, automation has leaped from the pages of science fiction with very real-world implications on workforces around the globe. While the early use of these technologies may have focused on the hardware side, advances in AI are ushering in a new automated age, augmenting traditional human roles across industries; including skilled portions of the labor force.

For decades, a speculated wave of job-stealing technologies has stirred debate about the role of humans in the labor force alongside innovation and automation. […]

‘South Africans mustn’t fear losing jobs to robots’

‘South Africans mustn’t fear losing jobs to robots’

Blue Prism Country Manager, Greg Newton by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A TECHNOLOGY executive has allayed fears the advent of digitalisation would worsen rampant unemployment in South Africa.

Instead, technology will drive new jobs in Africa’s most diversified economy, according to Greg Newton, country manager at Blue Prism.
His sentiments come as South Africa’s unemployment rates in the first quarter of 2021 hit a record high of 32,6 percent. The rate is at 46,3 percent among people aged 15 to 34 years old.Unemployment is blamed for the restlessness besetting the country. Tempers flared in July as some shopping […]

AI Won’t Steal Your Job, But It’ll Sure Make It Suck

AI Won’t Steal Your Job, But It’ll Sure Make It Suck

We often worry that AI and automation will take our jobs — that software will do work so efficiently and cheaply that corporations will chuck their humans aside. That certainly can happen; bank tellers are in steep decline , to pick just one example.

But the more I’ve reported on the impact of tech on work, I’ve noticed another pattern that’s more complex, if just as unsettling.

In situations I’m seeing more often, AI and automation don’t necessarily destroy jobs. In fact, sometimes they create more work.The problem is, these new jobs suck — often precisely because of how AI and […]

Data Scientists vs Machine Learning Scientists: Career Differences

Data Scientists vs Machine Learning Scientists: Career Differences

Detailed analysis on the career differences between data scientists and machine learning scientists .

Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce, have lately been laid off, is concerned about retaining your present job, or have been momentarily furloughed and have some spare time, there’s no better opportunity than now to learn some AI-related skills.

Machine learning and AI employment have risen 74% over the last four years, according to LinkedIn. Data scientists and machine learning scientists are among the job titles in this area, but you’re not alone in being puzzled about the distinctions between the two.Today, we will […]

The 3 fastest-disappearing jobs in the U.S. over the next decade

The 3 fastest-disappearing jobs in the U.S. over the next decade

The U.S. is expected to add 11.9 million new jobs through 2030, but as some businesses prepare to triple their payroll, other industries will slowly disappear.

Job growth will be stunted over the next 10 years amid a sharp decline in the country’s active workforce and an aging population, according to new analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some industries, however, will bear the brunt of this slowdown more than others. After the coronavirus pandemic kept people out of stores and pushed them to shop online, retail trade is projected to lose more than 500,000 jobs by 2030, […]

Are Employees Still Most Vital Assets in Workspace?

Are Employees Still Most Vital Assets in Workspace?

A new economy, a digital one fueled by technological innovation, is emerging and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated this technological transformation, bringing about changes in work, skill requirements, work tools and work relationships.

There were concerns preceding the pandemic about the continuity of certain jobs, which have deepened as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These changes raise essential questions about job security. According to the World Economic Forum Jobs Report 2020, the rise of machines and automation will eliminate an estimated 85 million jobs by 2025. In its report, the World Economic Forum pointed out that automation, in tandem […]