“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men no machine can do the work of an extraordinary man”
- Elbert Hubbard
Will robots replace humans? A question that has been lingering in the minds of many since the invention of AI but what will happen if AI comes will that be a plus point for humanity or a negative point along with this question arises many so let us understand what will happen if humans were to be replaced by robots let us answer these questions together and understand the circumstances that would come.
It's indeed true that robots will be replacing some of the most prominent jobs in the industry but that will create some new job openings with robots replacing most of the physical and technical work what will be left out for humans will they be allowed to become their own bosses let's take a deep dive and understand the issue in depth.
Pros and Cons
Now, one of the main factors why business owners want to replace humans is because they are inexpensive and they have positives like :
1. They don’t take a salary. That's a good point. Unlike humans, they don’t want any wages as they are good to go without it.
2. Speed: The speed by which they complete their work is extremely remarkable for example it is predicted that in the future the work of writing can easily be done by these AI species we just have to input the data and they can easily do the work in fact there is no need for the finding of data as the google that we use today can be developed further for these commands the amounts of spelling mistakes can be reduced giving us a 100% success rate and the work can be done much more quickly which humans take days or hours for these machines can do it just within 30 minutes to 2 hours.
3. Consistency: their ability to focus only on their work is something remarkable in fact they can even multi-task by which the work can be done much faster.
4. Perfection: As stated earlier to make our work end up in a total success these machines have the ability to do their work pretty fast but that does not stop them from doing the work in a classy way and ending it in a perfectionist manner.
5. Happier employees: The fact that the robots can handle the work that they are pretty much not interested in proves a lot they can just hand over this to the robots and companies can have a better grading in the employee wellness program reports that's a win-win for the company and the employees.
Now, all that sounds really tempting doesn’t it now take this from the perspective of a regular employee who earns daily wages by doing undesirable things just so that his family can survive the work culture nowadays of this world isn't good let me tell you till this date a number of workers in developing countries many workers work in places like mining and the cosmetics that we use have blood and sweat of these workers as they try hard every day to feed their families so let's take a look at the negatives of the arrival of AI into the field.
The Disadvantages :
1. High cost : The fact that they don’t take a salary doesn’t mean that they don't come at a free cost. Their cost of repair and maintenance are quite high as compared to what employers pay to humans.
2. No human replica: No matter how smart humans become they will never achieve the moral values and emotional values of humans they don't know what's correct and wrong thus they don't have their own judgment making skills.
3. Creativity is not key for AI: Machines aren't creative they can't keep up with the fact that the human brain can think out of the box though they have the ability to design and create new things they don't have the ability to think in an irrational way.
4. Unemployment: Though the companies can achieve a success rate it is having an extremely bad effect on the workers as they will not be employed and would be rejected from places of physical work as manpower is nothing now compared to machine power as it is way stronger coming to office work they are again no match as these machines are really way ahead of these humans thus this will increase the amount of unemployment in the world.
But although the last fact might be true there can be some opposition for it as we can say that because of the arrival of robots new jobs in the industry can open up programming and machine developing will enter a new phase moreover people would be recruited to companies on the basis of skill and talent although degrees will play an important role they would be limited to certain areas of careers of work thus at the end of the day we need sufficient education to actually survive.
At the end of the day, it depends on the perspective of the reader to either support the arrival of robots into the workspace or to go against it. I would like to conclude my words.
The New Era, Dubai