Yes, #AI will help us and it will shift the job market

But it won’t turn in to HAL 3000, and we’ll be spared the flailing arms of Robot from Lost in Space

And C-3PO and R2-D2 will remain fictitious…at least for now

As Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo from the Oxford Internet Institute said, “…there is not a shred of proper research that supports the idea that AI can become sentient”

So, it looks very clever, but human clever it ain’t

#AI today is just maths and text parsing

It’s the evolution of existing coding techniques

So this means that AI has significant limitations and still needs a lot of help

So we’ll need to evolve alongside it if we’re going to maximise its value

There will be a skills shortage in the short term

Practitioners will be in demand and expensive

So you’ll need to upskill the team to help fill the knowledge gap

But what if you train them and they leave?

What if you don’t and they stay?

Consider then which you’d rather have

A good tool in amateur hands?

An average tool in skilled hands?

Or no tool at all?

I’d take the skilled hands every time, and when it comes to IT, so should you

And given the rate of technological change, the sooner you start, the better

Because the opportunity is NOW

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