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World War 3.0:  Humans vs. Artificial Intelligence

Today, artificial intelligence is a household name and sometimes even a household presence.  (Hi, Alexa!).

While artificial intelligence’s acceptance in mainstream society is a new phenomenon, it is not a new concept. The modern field of artificial intelligence came into existence in 1956, but it took decades of work to make significant progress toward developing an artificial intelligence system and making it a technological reality.

With all these new artificial intelligence use cases comes the daunting question of whether machines will force humans into obsolescence. The jury is still out.  Some experts vehemently deny that artificial intelligence will automate so many jobs that millions of people find themselves unemployed, while other experts see it as a pressing problem.

“The structure of the workforce is changing, but I don’t think artificial intelligence is essentially replacing jobs,” said Dr. Hossein Rahnama, founder and CEO of artificial intelligence concierge company Flybits and visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “It allows us to really create a knowledge-based economy and leverage that to create better automation for a better form of life. It might be a little bit theoretical, but I think if you have to worry about artificial intelligence and robots replacing our jobs, it’s probably algorithms replacing white-collar jobs such as business analysts, hedge fund managers and lawyers.”

Co-founder and CTO of Nara Logics Dr. Nathan Wilson said the shift toward artificial intelligence-based systems will likely cause the economy to add jobs that facilitate the transition.

“Artificial intelligence will create more wealth than it destroys,” Wilson said, “but it will not be equitably distributed, especially at first. The changes will be subliminally felt and not overt. For example, a tax accountant won’t one day receive a pink slip and meet the robot that is now going to sit at her desk. Rather, the next time the tax accountant applies for a job, it will be a bit harder to find one.”

Wilson said he anticipates that artificial intelligence in the workplace will fragment long-standing workflows, creating many human jobs to integrate those workflows. Other experts are not as sure about where the new jobs will come from once artificial intelligence becomes ubiquitous.

Whether rosy or rocky, the future is coming quickly, and artificial intelligence will certainly be a part of it. As this technology develops, the world will see new startups, numerous business applications and consumer uses, as well as the displacement of certain jobs with the creation of entirely new ones.

Let’s embrace the future and replace the past.  At My Office Apps, we are incorporating elements of artificial intelligence into our software; not to replace people, but to free them up so they can create more value for your business. If we can eliminate the drudge work for your employees, such asentering routine data into a spreadsheet in favor of spending more time talking with customers, it is a win-win situation for everyone. Call us to see how Kechie™ could solve your business process problems and provide demonstrable value.  Or visit us at www.kechie.com or www.myofficeapps.com to schedule a demo today.

Uzialko, A. (2019, April 22). How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Business.  Retrieved from https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/9402-artificial-intelligence-business-trends.html

 

About My Office Apps, Inc.

My Office Apps, Inc. (MOA) is a leader in business improvement software solutions to automate your organization.  Building on three decades of software design and development, MOA delivers Kechie™, a transformative business tool.  Kechie is a fully integrated Enterprise Resource Planning Software as a Service (SaaS) platform with a simplified user experience and the latest in cloud technology.  It is quick and easy to implement without the expensive price tag.  Sold in separate packages – inventory and warehouse management (CRM, Sales, Procurement, Logistics included), manufacturing, finance – or a fully configured ERP system to include all of these individual tools.  Kechie is easily configured to the scalable needs of your growing business. For more information on managing your business processes more efficiently and effectively, visit www.kechie.com or www.myofficeapps.com.

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