Will robots and machines take away our jobs?

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@mydanods (6777)
Nigeria
March 9, 2018 11:05pm CST
Do you think machines or robots will take away our jobs? With artificial intelligence (AI) these days become more efficient, people are afraid that this is a possibility. I think people will be without work when this happens and only those who own the robots will be richer than the greater masses. What do you think about robots and machines?
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25 responses
10 Mar
From a military perspective, drones are developed for bombing and reconnaissance work. They lack the sense of urgency and snap decision making ability that give our top fighter pilots the skills they need. There is and always will be a huge difference
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
10 Mar
I am hoping they take charge in surgery department. If they do so, we are all in for cheaper and more precise surgeries.
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10 Mar
@vandana7 makes sense. Precision work is always done best by machines.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
That means they will not replace our fighter pilots, right, @FrancoisBezuidenhout? If they take charge in surgery, @vandana7, what will be the fate of existing surgeons?
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@nomus24g (21551)
• India
10 Mar
I dont think so...infact it will create new avenues of work...
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
If that is what it does, then we should hope for the best
@nomus24g (21551)
• India
10 Mar
@mydanods but there's panic in the world around job cut...which is unfair...
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
@nomus24g Is it related to AI or robots, these job cuts panic?
@LadyDuck (147988)
• Switzerland
10 Mar
Yes, they are already taking away our jobs. Our supermarkets now all have automatic cashier, no need to have humans anymore. It is sad.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
It is very sad. What would be the outcome for humans if there are lots of unemployed and several machines happily working at their jobs?
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@LadyDuck (147988)
• Switzerland
11 Mar
@mydanods I fear that for the new generation life will be harder if they cannot find a job.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
11 Mar
@LadyDuck That's my fear too.
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@JohnRoberts (52397)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Mar
That trend has been happening for several decades and now escalating.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
Will it be good for mankind in general and workers in particular?
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@JohnRoberts (52397)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Mar
@mydanods Negative for mankind because where will be jobs?
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
@JohnRoberts So the unemployment rate will rise? There will be much pressure on social security services then. I foresee looting and increase in crime. What do you say?
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• Philippines
10 Mar
i think robots wont be rude to customers unlike humans
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
So, you recommend the rise of the machines and the fall of humans who are rude, right?
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• Philippines
10 Mar
@mydanods yeah but the good ones might get affected too
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
@Strawberry18 We can't eat our cake and have it. Remember?
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@houda28 (381)
• Tunisia
10 Mar
They are already taking them !
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
I see it in my smartphone but do you have real world examples or something in your area?
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@houda28 (381)
• Tunisia
10 Mar
@mydanods The widespread of technological devices is one example. I can't tell whether people will invent robots to replace housekeepers like what the movie I Robots predicted but the odds are .
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
@houda28 The odds are stacked in favor of the Robots, you wanted to say.
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• Summerville, Georgia
11 Mar
Like all automation revolutions of the past the job market for 'human' workers changed but the overall number of jobs mostly remained unchanged. I feel this will be the same with future robotic revolutions.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
11 Mar
I appreciate your comments. But I think this revolution will be different.
@dya80dya (1618)
• Romania
10 Mar
Yes. Unfortunately they will take our jobs. People will be replaced by machines and robots.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
11 Mar
What will people do? Take to crime?
@kepweng (11531)
10 Mar
yes it its very Soon
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
And what will be the human condition when that happens?
@vandana7 (62575)
• India
10 Mar
I will be long gone, so I couldn't care less. lol
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
Haha. You have AI all around you now. Drones, smart phones, etc, they use AI technology but the full implementation is still in the future.
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• India
10 Mar
Yeah sure;y then can but not now , may be in many years to come
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
They will surely come. It's in the late stages of research.
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• Preston, England
10 Mar
Machines often take jobs - the whole point of automation is to cut out human involvement
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• United States
10 Mar
We have a whole group of humans that don't want to be involved in anything other than themselves. I think we've gotten what we've asked for
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
@CoralLevang Funny. Humans did that to humans?
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• United States
10 Mar
@mydanods I think we have, in a odd sort of way
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@sharon6345 (118662)
• United States
10 Mar
I have seen a lot of upgrades over the years. I am sure as heck it's doing something in the hospital. I was shocked to see the robot n the hospital get on the elevator alone. I have to say what I heard about some fast food joints the answer is yes.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
It's a beauty you have seen it in your part of the world. Was it somewhat scary to realize that robots could act human?
@sharon6345 (118662)
• United States
10 Mar
@mydanods My daughter screamed for a very long time.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
@sharon6345 She thought it was a horror movie or scifi movie in real life? That must have been really traumatic for her. I hope the hospital noted the reaction.
@sprite1950 (11501)
• Corsham, England
10 Mar
Yes I believe they will in time, probably not in my time though. I'm actually looking forward to self driving cars though where we won't have to do anything except relax. Unemployment could be a big problem though.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
11 Mar
Would people take to the streets if robots take over their jobs?
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@sprite1950 (11501)
• Corsham, England
11 Mar
@mydanods I do hope not. Jobs would have to be created to manufacture and assemble the robots especially if they were universal.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
11 Mar
@sprite1950 But those would not fill all the jobs that were lost.
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@nela13 (5156)
• Portugal
10 Mar
some jobs will be taken by robots but we will always have other jobs to do.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
Maybe we will be left with the menial jobs to do. What do you say?
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@nela13 (5156)
• Portugal
10 Mar
@mydanods do you mean mental?
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
@nela13 Menial, or low paying jobs.
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@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
10 Mar
Possibly but won’t totally rid of everybody’s job. I think I won’t even see robots taking over much more complicated jobs for the rest of my life.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
Robots can do real complicated things. I bet you my smartphone is an example.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
11 Mar
@mydanods What complicated jobs?
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
11 Mar
@toniganzon Assembly a car. Do surgery.
@Juilee (385)
• Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11 Mar
It has already happened. Self driving cars is being invented, some online companies used robots to deliver packages, there are robots which handled room services in hotels in some countries and etc. That's why more and more people advocate for universal basic income.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
11 Mar
What is universal basic income?
@Juilee (385)
• Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 Mar
@mydanods UBI (Universal Basic Income) As in income that can cover basic necessities that's given unconditionally to everyone. (Even millionaires but they will be taxed heavily to fund the basic income program) Nobody has to work for it because they can't when robots take over most of the jobs. A village in Kenya started this UBI experiment. You can look up the article. or you can learn more by going to the Basic Income subreddit. (Whether you agree or not, it still gives you something to think about right?) However, there are a lot of people against this because, they do not want to give up part of their income for nothing.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
12 Mar
@Juilee I hope corruption doesn't threaten it where some get more than others. Corruption spoils every good program.
@TRBRocks420 (74032)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Mar
It might happen in the future.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
What would be the fate of humanity if it happens? Would people start a rebellion in retaliation against the loss of their jobs to machines and against the powerful men it is going to create who will make so much money from it?
@TRBRocks420 (74032)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Mar
@mydanods People will have to be compensated for anything they lose.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
11 Mar
@TRBRocks420 Compensation though has its limits.
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@TheSojourner (17479)
• United States
10 Mar
When we cannot get people/employees to work with a sense of pride in their work, to care about doing something well, etc., is it any wonder that the employer is looking for something that will be more efficient than those who do not care about doing a job well, but want more and more pay for complacency?
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
There are lots of people who do their work diligently. That is why the GDP keeps rising.
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• United States
10 Mar
@mydanods I understand. I'm just throwing that out as another argument that some could see being used.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
@CoralLevang You're right. Have a nice day. Some would use that. Many even.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
10 Mar
If I recall right, I posted about Sophia, an AI, as the first robot to acquire an Arab citizenship. Man will not stop experimenting about robotics and technology. The production en masse of these AI's is inevitable. There is a movie, I think it is entitled Ex Machina, it has posted viewpoints about what will happen when robots take the human form. Iron Man dismissed the production, in a Marvel movie. So, no, I am not happy with AI's. I do not particularly see them planting rice.
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@mydanods (6777)
• Nigeria
10 Mar
So in your view, all humans will be consigned to planting rice while the AIs take the lucrative jobs?
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
14 Mar
@mydanods No, that is not my view at all. Check my last line.
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