As A.I. Progresses Forward, Many Are Concerned About Job Safety

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Most people carry high power tech in their pockets all day, but the everyday tasks computers can carry out are starting to worry some, including Pope Francis.  

There are concerns over a new report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which claims as more companies adopt advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, 14-million jobs will disappear in the next five years.

“This could potentially save time and resources,” said Douglas Rushkof, an American media theorist. “But it could also lead to a loss of personal connections and a decline in the quality of those types of interactions.”

Although big changes are expected for the global job market, some of the fastest declining jobs are bank tellers, cashiers and data entry clerks.

The WEF was also able to identify three of the fastest growing jobs in A.I., such as machine learning specialists, sustainability specialists and business intelligence analysts.

Entrepreneur and big tech heavyweight, Elon Musk, is cautiously optimistic about the future of A.I., but he is working with lawmakers to make sure it’s handled accordingly.

“Met with Senator Chuck Schumer and many members of congress about artificial intelligence regulation today. That which affects safety of the public has, over time, become regulated to ensure that companies do not cut corners. A.I. has great power to do good and evil. Better the former,” Musk said last week on Twitter.