Robots And Jobs

Ryan Fredrick, Reporter

Artificial intelligence is increasing in today’s world, and is being used in a variety of applications. 

“Intelligent machines that adapt to suit the learning styles of individual children will soon render traditional academic teaching all but redundant,” according to Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham Sir Anthony Seldon.

English teacher April Horst does not think robots taking over jobs will be a big issue. Other people are not so sure.

“I know there are certain elements of the teaching profession that are being taken over by computerized programs. [However,] I feel with teaching there is too much of a need for personal connection,” Horst said.

According to an article from STLToday, robots may take over some jobs, but will also create more jobs, because displaced workers can be trained for other tasks, and technology better off.

“An estimates that 38 percent of all U.S. jobs are at high risk of being automated away by the early 2030s. Some of those occupations have been relatively immune to automation until now. While the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts steady demand for truck drivers over the next seven years, the self-driving Budweiser truck that rolled down Interstate 25 in Colorado last October could change the outlook,” according to the article.

Some teachers are not worried about jobs, in fact, some think that they will be creating more jobs.

“To some degree they are probably also creating jobs, because of the demand of robots, creating them, and to design them, is going to increase,” Horst said.

Other people believe robots will cause a problem in the near future, and should be taken care of as soon as possible.

“I think we should all be worried for what is to come with the world of Artificial Intelligence. They are learning more and more, and someday will be able to take over jobs from hard workers all across the world,” freshman Lucas Sweeney said.  

Some predict that Artificial Intelligence will take over jobs within the next 10 years, according to the Telegraph. Some think that this epidemic is not a big deal, while others say we should take action.