Artificial intelligence: It’s about to cause a major upheaval in jobs | ZDNet

There’s much concern about the potential impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on jobs and the economy. And while it’s difficult to know for certain which types of jobs will likely be eliminated by AI, one thing is for sure: the technology will have a profound affect on a range of skills.

It’s not easy to predict far into the future, but it is easier to indicate what AI technologies have advanced at an unusually rapid pace over the past five years,” said Tom Mitchell, professor of machine learning at Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science.

These include computer vision, which has improved in recent years,  and speech, which has been enhanced to the point where both Microsoft and IBM have claimed that they’ve reached human-level speech-to-text performance on the standard “switchboard” data set.

 

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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