3 Reasons Why the AI-pocalypse isn’t Headed Our Way

3 Reasons Why the AI-pocalypse isn’t Headed Our Way

As we continue to invite artificial intelligence into our lives, fear of it taking over jobs — or even the world — are bubbling under the surface. Science fiction and pop culture use robots and AI as villains. Even Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking have warned of AI taking over.

With all this input, is it any wonder that the AI-pocalypse is a concern even beyond the realms of fiction? Artificial intelligence is growing in scope and capability. It’s entering our lives from every angle, with smart speakers in our homes to AI assistants at work.

But are we really heading for an AI take over? Well, there’s evidence that suggests not. From AI fails to pure inability, here are three reasons why artificial intelligence won’t take over the world.

Reason one: it’s not as capable as you think

Despite the growing emergence of uses for artificial intelligence, AI is still in its infancy. Bots are still babies. In a way, that might seem scary.

AI already seems capable of so much, from understanding what we say to our smart speakers, to helping us with our health. If it can do all that as an infant, imagine what it will be capable of in ...

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Artificial intelligence and the future of programming

Artificial intelligence and the future of programming

Artificial intelligence is here. It’s in our homes, our pockets and handbags, and it’s creeping into our workplaces. It’s been able to best humans at board games since the 90s, and it’s not half bad at quiz shows, either. As AI continues to grow, the limitations on what it can do are shrinking.

Recently, AI has grown capable of more creative pursuits, such as drawing pictures and composing music. It’s completing increasingly difficult tasks, and every advancement sees it encroaching further into the roles of human employees. Now, not even the programmers of this very AI are safe from automation anxiety. AI isn’t just getting better at recognising a photo of Susan from HR; it’s writing basic code, too.

But does this mean that AI is set to replace programmers completely?

Anxiety, not the truth

Artificial intelligence and automation have been causing anxiety in the workplace for a long time. The continued advancement of artificial intelligence and automation hasn’t done anything to quell these fears, either. Instead, advancements in the field have caused more and more workers to fall foul of automation anxiety – the fear that we humans will soon be replaced with robots.

The fear is understandable enough. After all, AI has steadily ...

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