Robotic Future Will Not Be About Technology But About Our Humanity

Published by , October 2, 2017 1:00 pm

(Guardian) The UK’s Jeremy Corbyn warned that society needs to face the challenge of automation, that robotics could make so much of contemporary work redundant”, Jeremy Corbyn at the Labour Party Conference in September 2017. “World Bank data has predicted that the proportion of jobs threatened by automation in India is 69 percent, 77 percent in China and as high as 85 percent in Ethiopia”, according to World Bank president Jim Yong Kim in 2016.
Policy minds believe that new jobs will have to be doing jobs where either humans excel or where we choose not to have machines. But here’s the contradiction. In fifty to hundred years time, machines will be super-human. So it’s hard to imagine of any job where humans will remain better than the machines. This means the only jobs left will be those where we prefer humans to do them.

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