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AI and the future of work
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Do you sometimes worry about Artificial Intelligence and/or the future of work? Why or why not?
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Not really, there will be always new jobs and old jobs
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Farouq -

AI has its own pros & cons like any other new development, part of our evolution. It has already & will impact employment across the globe.

Like Kevin said there'll always be new & old jobs. To enjoy the advantages of AI and not to be left behind we will have to keep ourselves updated.
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I agree with both of you Kevin and Girija. But I still worry about the pace of change and the nature of new jobs. I guess the question I'm asking is "can we adapt fast enough to future disruptions?"
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1 reply by Girija Ramakrishnan
Aug 09, 2018 8:58 AM
Girija Ramakrishnan
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"Can we adapt fast enough?" -- we all are trying to catch up with the pace but a long way to go. Now-a-days change is happening every day or even every hour.
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Farouq -

As with any technology advance, you need to assess the extent to which your role will be affected and act accordingly.

For some, that might be training yourself to exploit the change whereas for others it might mean hedging your bets by moving into a different role which is less impacted.

This is an interesting article from HBR refuting the old joke about the only workers needed in a future factory being a human and a dog (the dog to keep the human from touching anything and the human to feed the dog!): https://hbr.org/2018/08/why-even-ai-powere...jobs-for-humans

Kiron
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1 reply by Farouq Zaabab
Aug 09, 2018 10:27 AM
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Kiron-

The article you referred to along with this one https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Delo...ure_of_Work.pdf make one think that times are different, and although we all know we should "hedge our bets", it is much harder in practice. Or as you say "Easy in Theory, Hard in Practice" :-)
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I am working with AI from 1986 and I have a magister on the field earned in 1990. I worked with AI devices including it embeded into hardware where the human being life could be jeopardized in case of malfunction. The big problem is AI has become a buzzword. Because of that, as usually with other things, there are a big missunderstanding outside there. We are surranded of AI devices (hardware and software) from long time ago, for example inside refrigerators. AI is an assistand but the final decision always is on hands of human beings.
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Aug 09, 2018 9:50 AM
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That is true Sergio. Thanks for the contribution.
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Aug 09, 2018 6:01 AM
Replying to Farouq Zaabab
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I agree with both of you Kevin and Girija. But I still worry about the pace of change and the nature of new jobs. I guess the question I'm asking is "can we adapt fast enough to future disruptions?"
"Can we adapt fast enough?" -- we all are trying to catch up with the pace but a long way to go. Now-a-days change is happening every day or even every hour.
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1 reply by Farouq Zaabab
Aug 09, 2018 9:52 AM
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Indeed Girija, the pace is so fast we can barely keep up.
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Aug 09, 2018 7:48 AM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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I am working with AI from 1986 and I have a magister on the field earned in 1990. I worked with AI devices including it embeded into hardware where the human being life could be jeopardized in case of malfunction. The big problem is AI has become a buzzword. Because of that, as usually with other things, there are a big missunderstanding outside there. We are surranded of AI devices (hardware and software) from long time ago, for example inside refrigerators. AI is an assistand but the final decision always is on hands of human beings.
That is true Sergio. Thanks for the contribution.
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Aug 09, 2018 8:58 AM
Replying to Girija Ramakrishnan
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"Can we adapt fast enough?" -- we all are trying to catch up with the pace but a long way to go. Now-a-days change is happening every day or even every hour.
Indeed Girija, the pace is so fast we can barely keep up.
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If humans were perfectly logical and always did the right thing then we'd have to worry about AI replacing us as Project Managers. However, AI cannot yet work out agreements between squabbling stakeholders and soothe bruised and inflated egos, so our jobs are safe for the time being.
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1 reply by Farouq Zaabab
Aug 09, 2018 10:46 AM
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Eric-

I agree with what you said, but I think AI can gauge human emotions to give us insights and nudge us to make the right decisions. Here is an example from a study inspired by Ray Dalio's book "Principles":

During meetings, AI was able to measure employee engagement. How? Cameras feeding body language and voice inflexions to the core AI algorithms, which were trained on large datasets to determine the expressed emotions.

To cross-check, researchers took the footage and asked the participants about their feelings, and the result? A nearly perfect match between what AI and humans reported.

Think how much assistance and insight this might provide to managers in general. But there is always the other side of the coin :-)
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Aug 09, 2018 7:37 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Farouq -

As with any technology advance, you need to assess the extent to which your role will be affected and act accordingly.

For some, that might be training yourself to exploit the change whereas for others it might mean hedging your bets by moving into a different role which is less impacted.

This is an interesting article from HBR refuting the old joke about the only workers needed in a future factory being a human and a dog (the dog to keep the human from touching anything and the human to feed the dog!): https://hbr.org/2018/08/why-even-ai-powere...jobs-for-humans

Kiron
Kiron-

The article you referred to along with this one https://www2.deloitte.com/content/dam/Delo...ure_of_Work.pdf make one think that times are different, and although we all know we should "hedge our bets", it is much harder in practice. Or as you say "Easy in Theory, Hard in Practice" :-)
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