Artificial Intelligence is getting a hard wrap, and also the fact the capability and facts around the detail of this subject are relatively unknown by the masses a few points need to be made.
I was discussing the technology with a Legal firm in the UK and I made the following point; Deloitte predict 100,000 legal roles will be automated by 2036 it is important to ensure this message is not “everyone is losing jobs to the machines” but the fact people can take on the highly complex tasks with focus, allowing the lower level 100,000 tasks to be completed by the technology, but with human oversight and validation where needed.
‘’people can take on the highly complex tasks with focus, allowing the lower level 100,000 tasks to be completed by the technology’
Secondly, AI washing, Soapbox please… I see more and more companies marketing their AI solutions, when in fact this is simply automation. A platform that takes an alert from a monitoring tool, runs a workflow is not AI, I think its the social media effect here, lets put happy pictures on Facebook showing a wonderful life, when in the background life is falling apart, the next focus in society needs to be ‘Stop faking it’. Ok, back to the subject on the table…
“companies marketing their AI solutions, when in fact this is simply automation”
There are two main views on the future and how AI would effect it, utopian and dystopian, many of the points that build these two views are based on in-accurate and again false information. Kevin Kelly has what I believe to be the most accurate view, which is Protopia; a state that is better than today, better than yesterday, although it might be only a little better, so keep smiling and embrace technology, its going to be ok.
Nick is a leading CTO in the Artificial intelligence field, Founder and Seasoned Entrepreneur https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickreesln/