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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