Robots will be capable of doing almost any job that humans can within next 30 years due to advances in artificial intelligence, threatening to put over half the world’s population out of jobs, experts have warned.
Moshe Vardi, a computer scientist at the Rice University in US, expects that within 30 years, machines and computers will be capable of doing almost any job that a human can.
“I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?” he said. “The question I want to put forward is, ‘Does the technology we are developing ultimately benefit mankind?” said Vardi, a member of both the US National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Science.
He suggests that the pace of advancement in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing, even as existing robotic and AI technologies are eliminating a growing number of middle-class jobs and thereby driving up income inequality.
Vardi said some people believe that future advances in automation will ultimately benefit humans, just as automation has benefited society since the dawn of the industrial age.
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