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AI LT Effects: Not as Bad as Portrayed

The latest advance and paradigm shift which has been focused on is the application of AI to most walks of life. This will clearly change our way of life, culture, and motivation. Change has the tendency to bother people and its application to be problematic. People will worry, as it relates to AI, regarding several aspects. The grand, over-arching concern is AI taking over the world. This is a bit far-fetched and a stretch. There have been many other claims varying from millions of persons, both white and blue collar, to the robots managing the users. One prediction is people will work for both robots. Another claim is only plumbers and electricians would not be affected. The future form of reality is somewhere in the middle.

Of the two ends of the spectrum, the personal view is this will be more of a benefit for society overall. This will be another push towards a greater use of technology to improve society, not mercilessly destroy this. As an example, the future estimate is AI will eliminate 1.8M jobs while creating 2.3M. This is a natural function of growth and technology. The roles of a person drafting by hand mechanical schematics and, to a certain extent, graphic designers have been limited due to natural advances in the market. These positions are gone and going. This is not a reflection of the persons involved, but merely a function of the technology. AI will be creating more positions than what is eliminated.

Now is the time to plan for the future. By simply ignoring the advances or choosing not to act on the clear situation coming, the person is creating for themselves or self-defeatist future. There is time to adjust and embrace these advances. In another era, the Industrial Revolution embraced the new technology for the time. Granted jobs were lost. In the comparison though, the nation bettered itself, more people were employed and technology improved society for the individuals and overall.

About the Author - Charles Parker, II has been working in the info sec field for over a decade, performing pen tests, vulnerability assessments, consulting with small- to medium-sized businesses to mitigate and remediate their issues, and preparing IT and info sec policies and procedures. Mr. Parker’s background includes work in the banking, medical, automotive, and staffing industries.

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