Why Artificial Intelligence Could Take Over Your Job

Written by

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2016

Automation is destroying jobs faster than it is creating new ones. So is there hope for those who are employed and even those who are still searching for jobs?


Let’s get the opinion of Erik Brynjolfsson, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and co-author of “The Second Machine Age”, a book that asks what kinds of jobs will be left once software takes over jobs that were traditionally in the domain of human like translating speech, driving cars, and other similar tasks.


Dystopia is one of the outcomes foreseen by Brynjolfsson, but why did it cross his mind? The advent of steam engine or power loom never robbed men of labour permanently. So what makes today different? According to Brynjolfsson, the difference comes in the way in which digital technologies grow in power as well as with signs that computers are already reducing the need for human input in some areas.


Gordon Moore, the Intel co-founder had noted the exponential rise in the capabilities of computer chips. He spotted that the number of transistors packed into a chip doubles about every 18 months making the chips more and more powerful.

Brynjolfsson has identified some technologies that might take over your job including a robotic humanoid torso with arms, claw-like grips and head with an LCD face. Baxter, as it is called, was designed by to replace factory line workers who perform repetitive tasks. It can even be trained to take up new tasks and that is a cause for every employed or unemployed individual to worry.



Other technologies include the Kiva Systems bots that are designed to lift items from shelves in the office, the Double telepresence robot, and the Google’s self-driving car.


Brynjolfsson says the rate of technological change is of a different order in the information age to the industrial revolution.

Related Posts


Hints on how to write a helpful review

A great review should have the following qualities:

  • A helpful review should connect and engage with the readers using personal experience.
  • An excellent review provides the readers with cogent and unbiased information necessary to help them make the best choice.
  • A review must be well-formatted to make reading easier by using multiple paragraphs and avoiding caps.
  • The primary goal of your review must remain to provide accurate and non-salesy information.
  • Above all, let your review be fair and honest.

We have high level of professional editorial section with zero tolerance policy on fake reviews.

To maintain the genuineness of our brand, we ensure all customer reviews submitted to us are verified and confirmed before publishing. Though we might not be a 100% accurate, however, we try our best to ensure being next to best. For a thorough verification of submitted reviews, we spend close to 7 working days before allowing any customer review to be published since we also work on the earliest submissions first.

The Quality Page Score Explained

    Your Rating*

    Were you able to find the information you were looking for on our website? YesNo

    Did you find that information valuable?

    How likely are you to share our page with a friend? Scale 1 to 5