Should we be scared of a robot job apocalypse? Not all at once, says Accenture CTO Paul Daugherty.
As the Chief Technology Officer for global management consulting firm Accenture, Paul Daugherty knows that there's a lot of people out there, in many industries, who are afraid of losing their jobs to artificial intelligence. Here, he offers some sage advice in dealing with AI: lean into the change. Using AI to help you find new jobs based on your current skills is just one way to adapt to this new technology. Paul's incredible new book is Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI.
A sobering thought to anyone laughing off the thought of robot overlords.
Right now, AI can't tell the difference between a cat and a dog. AI needs thousands of pictures in order to correctly identify a dog from a cat, whereas human babies and toddlers only need to see each animal once to know the difference. But AI won't be that way forever, says AI expert and author Max Tegmark, because it hasn't learned how to self-replicate its own intelligence. However, once AI learns how to master AGI—or Artificial General Intelligence—it will be able to upgrade itself, thereby being able to blow right past us. A sobering thought. Max's book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is being heralded as one of the best books on AI, period, and is a must-read if you're interested in the subject.