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The 10 jobs where you're most (and least) likely to be replaced by a robot

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by The Scotsman, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    You're talking about running factories. That's not AI. It's fetch a sheet of steel, position blade 3mm from upper right, cut down 6cm....
     
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    You need to spend money of security and interfacing the Web front end to the systems that do the real work.
     
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    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    Exactly and it depends upon how they are seen, are they a resource or a problem. AT the moment economic migrants in most of the world are see as a problem.

    The main thrust of recent government thinking is for their people to join the computer revolution, in the last 5 years there has been a 30% increase in US under-gradulates per year in computer science but are the middle classes coding themselves out of existence? Surley the one thing that computers in the near future will be able to do better than humans is designing new computers and coding?
    Is the traditional middle class coming to an end?
     
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    The middle class won't have to end as long as society can adapt to a situation in which machines do most of the work.
     
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    ... and assuming that there is gainful employment enough at the wage levels sufficient to maintain their consumer patterns.
     
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    Right. And maintaining that gainful employment is going to be more and more difficult as machines take over more and more of the jobs.
     
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    Robots can take care of the elderly without abusing them and help kids.
    I have a bee in my bonnet over elder abuse, not trying to attack you. An interesting concept but I doubt it will go anywhere
     
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    That is until an imposed minimum wage, and associated costs with employing people gets so high that it becomes the better alternative to pony up the money for machines that work 24/7...don't need family time off....and don't complain about working conditions.

    I fully expect to be having my big mac being prepared by a robot within the next 10 years...the only people working in fast food will be technicians keeping the robots on line. And I bet when I say no pickles, it will be no pickles when I get it.
     
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    Me too...since I am not so far from maybe being in that position. I would much rather be cared for by a machine with a job to do than an angry punk who thinks he is worth more than he actually is and takes his impotent rage out on whoever he thinks won't bust his nose for him..
     
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    Fast food is perfect for robotics
     
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    I would expect to see an amazing jump in the quality of food as well as the quality of service.
     
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    Yup. You WILL get it your way.
    Just at a McD and they had touch screen ordering. Gave you a pie to use it.
    It's coming fast.
     
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    It is AI when you are looking at an IC chip and trying to find it's location, rotation and ever changing brightness and contrast. The appearance of transistors and wiring are unpredictable because of interference caused by transparent coatings at the wavelength of light. All that has to be done in less than 20 milliseconds.

    Visual feedback with neural net training in the field is used where operators are unskilled and the system must reprogram new chips within seconds.

    Why do you keep arguing about an area where you obviously have no experience?
     
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    Sit down restaurants have it, too. Chilis has little touch screens on the tables you can use to order, and to pay your bill. It won't be long before the have a robot bringing the food as well.

    Think of it: Self driving tractors till the soil, robots bring in the harvest, self driving trucks deliver it, robots prepare it, and the customer orders it on a touch screen. What will be left for humans to do?
     
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