Artificial Intelligence (AI) will eliminate millions of jobs and as far as IBM chief Arvind Krishna is concerned, that is great news.
AI has been the talk of the world the last few months, especially. But IBM can’t wait to see humans losing their jobs all across the world, apparently, especially if it is “clerical white-collar work.”
Probably because it has “white” in the description.
In an interview with Financial Times, Mr Krishna predicted what sort of jobs the tech will likely be displacing. He also said that he not only believes that the current AI models could already be coming for some jobs, but also that the world should probably welcome it in order to avoid a looming worldwide labour crisis.
“I do think clerical white-collar work is going to be able to be replaced by this [AI],” the chairman and CEO of IBM told the outlet.
Mr Krishna said that fields like customer service, human resources and positions within finance and health care could all see automation – not years from now but in the current day. “I think [practical AI use] is here and now,” he said, adding, “We do have a shortage of labour in the real world and that’s because of a demographic issue that the world is facing… the United States is now sitting at 3.4% unemployment, the lowest in 60 years. So maybe we can find tools that replace some portions of labour, and it’s a good thing this time”.
Krishna added that “regulatory work” can easily be done by AI and people will be unneeded.
He also thinks that customer service can be fully taken over by computer generated AI programs. Imagine how bad that’ll be. We already have no useful customer service. Imagine when AI takes it over.
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