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The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Job Security and Automation Concerns


The continuous progress of artificial intelligence (AI) takes into consideration the security of employment. Technological advancements always raise concerns about job security. With the introduction of AI technologies like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, these concerns have become even more prominent. The worrying fact is that even the creators of these technologies, such as Sam Altman of OpenAI, have acknowledged that the labor market will not remain the same with the improvement of AI technology.

Previous estimates from Goldman Sachs have shown that AI could automate around 25% of the global workforce in the coming years, while an analysis by McKinsey has revealed that nearly 50% of work will be conducted by AI by 2025. Additionally, a study by the University of Pennsylvania, NYU, and Princeton indicates that ChatGPT alone will impact almost 80% of the workforce.

However, a new analysis by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has explored not only whether a job can be replaced by AI but also the economic feasibility of automating such tasks. The study, which suggested that machines would “steal” our jobs, concluded that only 1.6% of employee wages in the US economy could be automated, and only 23% of these tasks (0.4% of total tasks) are feasible.

Discussing the potential of AI technology, the study noted that computer vision only has an economic advantage in 23% of tasks for businesses, and there are barriers to adopting AI as a service. Significant cost reductions may be required to replace work with computer vision. Even with a 50% annual cost reduction, it will take until 2026 for half of computer vision tasks to have an economic advantage over machines, and until 2042, there will still be tasks where humans have the advantage.

Regarding the potential loss of jobs from AI, the study supports the idea that job replacement will be substantial but gradual. Therefore, there is room for policies and education to mitigate the impact on unemployment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What are the AI technologies that exist, and what is their role?
2. What are the concerns about job security?
3. What are the estimates and analyses regarding job automation by AI?
4. How feasible is task automation, and what is the impact of AI?
5. What is the role of computer vision in task automation?
6. How much can machines influence job positions, and how can we respond?
7. What are the proposed policies and educational approaches to address the impact of AI on unemployment?

Definitions and Jargon:

1. Artificial Intelligence: Refers to computer systems and programs that can perform tasks that require human intelligence, such as pattern recognition and natural language processing.

Recommended Related Links:
– [Goldman Sachs](https://www.goldmansachs.com/)
– [McKinsey](https://www.mckinsey.com/)
– [Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)](https://www.mit.edu/)