- Self-driving, autonomous vehicles wiping out the jobs of taxi, bus, train & truck drivers?
- Telehealth with AI diagnosing patient's conditions and delivering better prognosis?
- Call centre agents replaced by smartbots and personalised "intelligent" systems?
On the one hand even skilled professional people like doctors spend most of their time on trivial tasks so AI could free them to apply more time applying human cognition to better serve their patients' interests. Given the alarming rate of wrong diagnosis in hospitals AI could help the patient but also the physician and surgeon.
Data and analytics are there to drive better decision-making based on fact. And it is a fact that most decision makers forecast futures by bending data to suite their big idea, See why, when predicting outcomes, the "The average expert was roughly as accurate as a dart throwing chimpanzee! "
AI will radically change the world over time. Before that happens, machine-learning will automate simple repetitive decision making.
Before that, politicians, business, education and government leaders better apply themselves to developing the strategies to anticipate these changes.
Otherwise the rebellious voters who support Trump in the USA and Corbyn in the UK will get even more active with damaging results for us all.
Businesses have long embraced automation because it lowers their costs and improves profits. But advances in technology are expected to broadly expand the jobs that automated machines can handle. Of course, most Americans once worked on farms. Our country has survived transitions before. Yet experts caution this revolution in how we work could unfold much quicker, making it more difficult and unpleasant. "Oh, we survived the Industrial Revolution, sure we did. But millions of people suffered tremendous hardship," said Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, in a recent interview with CNNMoney. "This revolution could be faster and sharper and more devastating."