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Can robots replace humans?

Published: 14th Jul 2021 7:07 pm

Gone are the days when we needed either travel guides to recommend good tourist spots and the best routes, or assistants to enter data and schedule meetings. Artificial Intelligence, an application of science and technology, has helped the world of science ease and exercise supremacy.

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With further experiments being done in the field of AI and Robotics, robots capable of defeating human abilities have emerged, which work more proficiently compared to humans. It is claimed that robots are more reliable as they, unlike humans, do not get exhausted after working for some time.

Their high accuracy and round-the-clock availability make them more dependable for work. The application of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence has helped many industries grow and prosper. However, every coin has two sides.

As Dave Waters once quoted, “The potential benefits of Artificial Intelligence are huge, so are the dangers”. Robots are taking over the jobs of drivers, packers, deliverers, pilots and are gradually dominating the work field, leaving humans unemployed.

As unemployment hits humankind, they become restless and utilise their energy in the wrong areas of crime, theft, etc. which further becomes a major social concern. Although robots are replacing humans in certain jobs, it’s not all doom and gloom. Studies show that although automation and robotics had eliminated over a million jobs, they had also generated certain new jobs including those of IT consultants, robotic technicians, AI programmers, data detectives, robot manufacturers and maintainers, etc.

Moreover, robots lack creativity, empathy, communication skills, strategic thinking, common sense and decision-making abilities; all of which humans possess. Jobs of psychologists, therapists, judges, lawyers, teachers, Human Resource managers and many such jobs that require a combination of these skills can never be automated.

Thus, the masterminds behind the development of robots becoming slaves of their discovery in the future is an exaggerated fear. However, maintaining a fine balance between humans and robots in the work field would help the world live in social harmony paving the way towards constant advancement and simultaneous contentment amongst humankind.


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