Robots vs. Humans
Robots are increasingly becoming a part of our daily life. Whether it is within our phones with Siri, in our cars with GPS navigation and voice command, or in our homes with home automation systems, we are all using some form of arti? cial intelligence. Today we see iPads replacing waiters in restaurants to take orders, robots in factories assembling cars, and even robots ? lling our Amazon orders in warehouses. Although some believe that humans are impossible to replace, the change is slowly taking place.
I believe that within less than 10 years, robots will have acquired a vast majority of the jobs worked today, and will expand to other frontiers. ! ! Robots will be utilized in many applications. They not only replace the actions of the humans, but also increase the speed and development of the products humans are producing. Not only are they cheaper than paying humans an hourly wage, but they also don’t have any other costs besides power, and occasional maintenance. When comparing the speed of the two, robots are also faster, and more reliable.
For example, on any given day, a worker may be unable to come to work because of a family problem, however with robots, there will be no need to worry about whether someone will show up at work or not. In stores such as Costco, we already use forklifts to grab stuff from high shelves, soon those forklifts will not require a human effort to drive them. Lastly with robots, there is no need to give extra bene? ts, snacks, food, or water. The only need for maintaining these robots would be to power them up every night, and regular check up, and maintenance.
! In only a couple years many of these changes will start to take effect. Google has already been testing driverless cars for the blind, and soon for everyone. Many automakers are expecting to have a driverless car options available starting in 2020. Another factor that plays a role in when robots will come in to society, is based on minimum wages. In 2017, minimum wages are expected to be at a minimum at $9. 00. With this factor, many corporations will begin to use robots in their menial jobs.
Not only will they not have to not worry about wages, but also there is no need for health insurance, sick leaves, pension plans, etc. Estimated by 2020, many menial jobs are to be put out to place, and replaced by robots.! ! By 2020, a large percentage of the jobs will be taken over by robots created by humans. Restaurants are to be replaced with robots, and iPads for ordering. Landscapers can be replaced with arti? cial intelligence built into tractors. Window washers will be small robots jetting down the sides of large buildings, with no risk to human life.
Teachers will be able to present lessons to children’s with different strategies according to how the kid learns best. Planes, already hosting autopilot, will have communication with all planes at every second creating an even safer ? ight. Surgeries will be done remotely by robots to ensure there is no possible sources of error. Bar tenders will turn into machines sitting at all barstools. Lastly, drivers, and taxis will no longer be needed for the use of driver-less cars. ! ! In conclusion, we can already see the changes taking place today in many sectors of
production and within society. These numbers will only increase as time goes by, which will lead us to wonder whether robots will acquire the possibility to feel, to emote, or other applications. Today, with the knowledge we have about robots, we are still only able to see the tip of the iceberg. I believe that within 10 years, robots will perform a vast majority of the jobs worked today, along with many other applications we have not even imagined yet. This will be a new frontier.!