Human intelligence needed to compete with AI

Automation has traditionally replaced manual workers, but in its current third phase, many things that knowledge workers do today will be automated through artificial intelligence.This concerns many of us, as reflected in the recent Rochester Business Journal Daily Report Snap Poll (“Readers weigh in on risks of AI,” March 18, 2016). Nearly 60 percent of respondents believe AI will eventually threaten humanity and 93 percent are “very concerned” or “concerned” there could be a large-scale systems failure caused by computer error.Repetitive, labor-intensive tasks have been performed by machines for quite some time. Expansion in computational power and connectivity means jobs once thought of as only human-capable are being replaced by machines. AI is taking over tasks previously reserved for humans by providing automated perception, learning, reasoning and decision making. Advanced…


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