Artificial Intelligence Essay

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For the last decade, there has been an ongoing debate on whether or not the increase of the use of artificial intelligence was good or bad for people. For starters, artificial intelligence is technology that can take in large amounts of information from a domain and then use that information to make a decision that can help complete a specified goal. This just means that there are machines that are capable of doing the same jobs as humans but better and more efficient. An increase in the use of artificial intelligence would help boost the economy by increasing the efficiency of businesses and by creating new types of jobs. If the economy gets even better, then the lives of many people would get better as well. The main goal of using artificial…show more content…
But, this is a common misconception. The use of artificial intelligence will lead to some blue collar jobs being taken but it will also lead to the creation of more jobs. Even if a job gets taken by a machine, “someone will still have to code and build the new tools, which will also likely lead to a new wave of innovations and jobs”(Kende, 2017). There are also jobs that some machines are not capable of doing. Most jobs require unique human characteristics such as empathy, creativity, judgment, or critical thinking. So, the jobs of this nature will never capitulate to widespread automation. For example, we all know that eventually cars will be able to drive themselves but most chauffeur and driver jobs will never be in jeopardy. This is because machines do not have the ability to react to unexpected changes on the road the same as humans can react. Lastly, us as humans have the ability to control how much we are impacted by artificial intelligence. Andrew Rens(2014), chief council at the Shuttleworth Foundation, said, "A fundamental insight of economics is that an entrepreneur will only supply goods or services if there is a demand, and those who demand the good can pay. Therefore any country that wants a competitive economy will ensure that most of its citizens are employed so that in turn they can pay for goods and services. If a country doesn't ensure employment driven demand it will become increasingly less competitive." In conclusion, the increasing amount of artificial intelligence being used will eventually lead to some blue collar jobs being lost. But, there will but nearly as many jobs created resulting from the increase in artificial intelligence as jobs destroyed. This is due to four important reasons; some jobs require human qualities in order to be done, advances in artificial intelligence can

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