"It (robots) could very well cause damage to our entire civilization." Ford lamented that the trend of automation, mechanization, and intelligence has consumed many entry-level white-collar jobs, and blue-collar jobs have been hit the hardest. Workers criticized: "Now they have finally come, but they are not serving us. We found that they are competing for our jobs. This situation is now common and there will be more." A poll showed that 40% of unemployed Americans believe that robots and other new technologies have made it impossible for them to find work.
In 2008, Obama promised to revitalize American manufacturing and help American workers regain their jobs. Seven years later, the large-scale return of American manufacturing has not created a large number of new jobs. One of the culprits is the rapid replacement of blue-collar jobs by robots, which is unstoppable. Compared with humans, robots have many advantages. They don't take sick leave, they don't leave the company, and they don't need salary bonuses. In the book "The Second Machine Age," the author lamented: "There is no worse era for workers with only" ordinary "skills, because computers, robots, and other digital technologies are rapidly learning these skills." In the past, new technologies tended to automate blue-collar jobs.
Now, information technology has even begun to automate white-collar jobs.
One day, robots will gradually replace professionals with higher education. "In fact, any document work related to massive information processing can be done by machines, whether you are a journalist, accountant or lawyer." MIT economists Brynjolfsson and McAfee said: Robots causing job losses are the biggest challenge facing human society in the next ten years. Former US Treasury Secretary Summers said that he no longer believes that automation technology can bring new jobs to the United States.
Deloitte and Oxford University jointly released a report, pessimistically predicting that 10 million unskilled jobs will be replaced by robots in the future. By 2033, 45% of all jobs in the United States will be widely replaced by robots. "Concerns about artificial intelligence are normal and necessary. But robots are no different from any previous cutting-edge technology in human history. Historical experience has proved that most of the past economic prosperity is due to the adoption of new technologies." Google Chairman Schmidt said confidently, "Don't worry about unemployment. Humans will depend on machines, and robots are no exception."
"After the old, low-skilled jobs are replaced, new, higher-skilled jobs appear, and the labor force that flows out fills these new positions after training-this is the way forward. History has repeatedly proved that when original jobs are outsourced or automated, people can always find new and more valuable things to do." Technological optimist Diamandis said. "It is difficult to imagine what future jobs will look like, because we don't know what technology will appear and change the whole world." Duke University Professor Varadu said. The only thing that can be certain is that future jobs will rely more on human creativity.
Humans are good at complex emotional communication and creative thinking. "The most profitable industry in 2050 will be based on automation.