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Will Artificial Intelligence Take Our Jobs?

A question asked by workers in all industries... Its mere reference to AI can create large degrees of uncertainty, stemming from the fear that the birth of artificial intelligence will result in numerous jobs becoming obsolete. This is largely due to a lack of understanding of this highly advanced technology – what exactly is Artificial Intelligence?

What is AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI), defined by Investopedia, refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions. Put simply, AI is a robot that portrays thoughts similar to humans. Nowadays, it has become more prevalent in a multitude of industries; for instance, scientists and engineers are currently attempting to manufacture self-driving cars by implementing artificial intelligence into the vehicles’ mechanism.

So, will it take our jobs?

A common misconception is that this will result in drivers losing their jobs. However, the majority of the working population often overlook the countless job opportunities created from this. Far from taking our jobs, AI can be used such that it enhances productivity by making jobs easier. Similarly, due to the ongoing development of AI, supervisors are needed to oversee the machinery in order to prevent mechanical issues. In the case of self-driving cars, drivers and experts in this area are needed for supervision rather than the laborious task of driving. In addition, AI will undoubtedly create many jobs: from developing the AI technology to supervision, there will be an ever-increasing demand for workers, particularly for programmers, engineers, and scientists.

Hence, we should tweak this question into one more fitting: how will artificial intelligence develop our jobs so that we can reach our fullest potential? I believe that artificial intelligence will be a benefit instead of a disadvantage to the world.


Written by Chanisda (Dena) Von der Luehe.

Edited by Nichapatr (Petch) Lomtakul.