The internet revolutionized the way we communicate, shop, and interact with each other. It changed how businesses operate and allowed us to access information from around the world in a matter of seconds. But it was not a revolution that completely transformed our lives overnight. The same can be said for artificial intelligence (A.I.).
A.I., while still relatively new technology, is already making an impact on many industries across the globe. A recent study by McKinsey Global Institute found that A.I.-related technologies could add up to $13 trillion to global GDP by 2030 — more than the current output of China and India combined!
But despite its potential economic benefits, there are some who worry about what this means for jobs in certain sectors such as software engineering or data science where automation has become increasingly common over time due to advances in machine learning algorithms and natural language processing techniques. In fact, venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared back in 2011 that “software is eating the world” — meaning that software-driven companies were taking over traditional industries like retail or banking at an unprecedented rate thanks largely due to their ability to leverage technology more efficiently than incumbents could ever hope for themselves without significant investments into research & development departments of their own (which most don’t have).
However, while it may seem like these types of jobs are being replaced by machines faster than they can be created anew — this isn’t necessarily true either! While automation does indeed reduce labor costs associated with certain tasks within organizations (such as customer service), it also creates opportunities for those who understand how best utilize these tools effectively; allowing them to focus on higher-value activities such as product design or strategic planning instead which require human creativity & ingenuity rather than just repetitive manual labor alone (which machines excel at). Furthermore, according to Gartner Research Group estimates nearly one million new positions related directly or indirectly with A.I will emerge between now and 2020 — so there should be plenty of job openings available even if some existing ones do get automated away eventually too!
In conclusion then: while A.I certainly has great potential when used correctly — it won’t replace humans entirely anytime soon nor will it cause any sort of revolutionary transformation overnight either; but rather simply provide us with yet another toolset which we can use alongside our own skillsets & abilities towards achieving greater things together going forward into future generations too! |The Internet Was Not a Revolution and A.I Won’t Be Either|Technology|Slate