It’s difficult to deny the positive change technology has brought to us. From living longer thanks to antibiotics to talking with people all over the world and getting to know other cultures with just the click of a button, technology has the ability to bring us closer.
On the business side of things, technology increases productivity and operational capacity. The ultimate technology trend is machine learning and AI. Short for artificial intelligence, AI automates processes and substitutes roles that were previously performed by humans. From selecting the best pictures to harvesting fruit and even doing surgery, AI has meddled in pretty much every aspect of our lives.
Nevertheless, everything isn’t all rainbows and unicorns when it comes to AI. Even Elon Musk says we should be worried. For starters, AI is supposed to be trained using “unbiased algorithms,” but the reality isn’t so simple. Developers are people, so the data they collect is based on a set of parameters given by their own world vision. By training AI with this set of values, their calculations, data and actions will follow our particular vision of the world –racist, sexist and class-based.
Like it or not, artificial intelligence is here to stay. In fact, apparently, AI is likely to dominate the corporate world within a few years.
AI can be troublesome when it comes to unemployment, given that technology is being created in order to reduce costs (AKA lowering salaries). It's an unmistakeable trend that none of us are likely to miss.