As an Artificial Intelligence enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in tech industry, I can confidently say that AI will not replace humans. Why? Because AI can’t do everything that humans can do. For example, AI can’t make a cup of coffee in the morning or tell a joke that’s actually funny (sorry, Siri and Alexa).
- Creativity: AI can create art, music, and writing, but it can’t create something truly original. Humans have the ability to think outside the box and come up with new ideas that machines can’t. Sure, AI can do some things better than humans, like playing chess or Go. But when it comes to creativity and originality, humans still have the upper hand. After all, AI can’t write a witty blog like this on why AI will not replace humans (but I can!).
- Common sense: AI can’t use common sense to solve problems. For example, if you tell an AI to “make me a sandwich,” it might give you a list of ingredients and instructions on how to make a sandwich, but it won’t know to put the bread together first before adding the ingredients.
- Adaptability: Humans are better at adapting to new situations than machines are. For example, if you’re driving down the road and a ball rolls out in front of your car, you’ll know to slow down and be cautious. An AI might not recognise the ball as a potential hazard.
- Morality: AI doesn’t have morals or ethics like humans do. While machines can be programmed to follow certain rules and guidelines, they don’t have the ability to make moral judgments like humans do.
- Emotions: AI also can’t replace the human touch in certain industries, like healthcare. While it can help doctors diagnose diseases and suggest treatments, it can’t provide the same level of care and compassion that a human doctor can. While with the advancement of technology, it can to an extent recognise emotions and respond accordingly, but it can’t truly understand how someone feels, which is why machines simply can’t empathise with humans the way other humans can. For example, if you’re having a bad day and need someone to talk to, you’re not going to call up your Alexa or Google Assistant (unless you want to have a really weird conversation).
- Intuition: Humans have intuition that machines don’t. For example, if you’re interviewing someone for a job, you might get a gut feeling about whether or not they’re a good fit for the company. An AI won’t have that same intuition.
Finally, AI is only as good as the data it’s trained on. If the data is biased or incomplete, then the AI will be biased or incomplete as well. Humans are better at recognising and correcting biases than machines are.
So there you have it! AI may be good at some things, but it will never replace humans completely. We still have a lot to offer that machines don’t.
So don’t worry about losing your job to a robot anytime soon. Just make sure you’re good at things that robots aren’t good at (yet), like being creative and thinking outside the box.