Just read that Walmart has opened their first fully automated online groceries collection point in the UK. Robots will assemble the orders and give them to the truck drivers. Pretty soon the truck drivers will also be robots. Driverless cars have already been tested.
Martin Ford, in his new book, “Rise of the Robots” warns that robots, computers and automation will take over our jobs soon, causing massive disruption to the economy.
In the US alone, he cites the study by 2 Oxford researchers who say that 50% of jobs will be taken over by robots within 20 years.
Learning to code may help you get a job if your job has been lost to Artificial Intelligence.
Raghu talked about the trend of more and more jobs being lost to AI. So what can we do? He said that learning to code and putting your idea out to the world is like having a Super Power!
He suggested that there is a positive aspect to The Machines. A book that he read “The Race Against The Machines” discussed how a combination team of human amateur chess players and Artificial Intelligence won a chess competition. They were playing against 1) human chess players and 2) Artificial Intelligence.
That synergy was something that `pure’ AI have not been able to replicate.