More and more I am hearing about machine learning, cognitive computing and what it is also more broadly referred to as Artificial intelligence.
It is still by many not even a side thought, or at times a useful gimmick that can play “Go” or “Chess.” But over the next few years its real potential and impact is going to be felt.
I have also recently had the good fortune to work with IBM on a machine learning system for the company I am presently working at and I will say that the potential is mind boggling.
AI is going to be a huge disrupter and will alter the modern working landscape. It is difficult to say how exactly this will impact the job market, but it will definitely have a massive impact. Many jobs, especially repetitive tasks can be done by machines.
In one aspect this is good as some of the tedious, repetitive jobs humans have to do will be removed. But at the same time this will remove and change the working landscape. It will hopefully open up new roles that did no exist before and humans will work alongside machines as opposed to just being replaced by them.
The article here though is not quite as optimistic: