Companies using AI will add more jobs than they cut.(Image Source: amazonaws.com)
The fear that artificial intelligence will threaten the jobs of human workers is quickly being dispelled. “It is natural that with change comes fear, however fear also hinders development moving forward. Change should therefore be viewed as an opportunity and nowhere is that more apparent than in our current digital economy where new avenues of knowledge, skills and possibilities abound,” states Ebrahim Dinat, COO of South African customer experience solutions provider, Ocular Technologies.
“There is a general mantra that robots and AI will take over loads of jobs currently done by people. Whereas this may be true, it is also fact that robots and AI work hand in hand with people. Lessons learnt from history have also shown that workforce revolutions, such as the industrial revolution, brought new trends in employment, as technology has always required humans to run it. A mass transformation in workforce also has the power to change the social, economic and political landscape. As the robots march in, so to say, it must thus be remembered that humans are the creators of automation technology and innovation, and the so are the architects of the future.”
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Source:: IT News Africa