15 February, 2016, USA: If the recent findings of the scientists are to be believed, in the coming years more than half of the world’s population will be replaced from their jobs by machines. As per the report, this revolution will most probably going to place in the coming 30 years.
Expert Moshe Vardi explained to American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), “We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task. I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: if machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?”
Last year, three tycoons of the technology world, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk opined on the similar lines and stated, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) could spell the end of the human race. It repersents our biggest existential threat.”
The fear of artificial intelligence has even reached the UN, where a group billing itself the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots met with diplomats last year. Expressing his concerns over the issue, Vardi, a professor at Rice University and Guggenheim fellow said, “Technology presents a more subtle threat than the masterless drones that some activists fear. AI could drive global unemployment to 50 per cent, wiping out middle-class jobs and exacerbating inequality.”