Some People Believe That Eventually All Jobs Will Be Done By Artificially Intelligent Robots

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Many people argue that machines having artificial intelligence will completely replace humans in all sectors. However, I believe that robots can only perform mundane / repetitive tasks and all other jobs where personal touch is required will continue to be done by human beings. The arguments supporting my opinion are discussed in the following paragraphs.

To start with, robots may perform jobs which are less complex and do not require any specific skills. Many companies are hiring automated machines instead of employees because these are far less expensive. Hence efforts required to train the human workforce and funds needed to pay their salaries on a monthly basis are reduced. For instance, in banks automated teller machines (ATMs) have been deployed to accept and disburse cash without the help of a cashier. In addition, these machines work round the clock even on holidays and require no extra compensation. For these reasons, programmed equipment could be used in place of manpower in jobs that do not require much expertise. Robots are being extensively used in mines, assembly lines and for rescue operations.  In future, as the technology develops more and more jobs will be taken over by robots.

Of course, jobs that require empathy, critical reasoning and personal touch can only be performed by a human being. For this reason, doctors and nurses will continue to be humans. A robot might be able to diagnose a disease, but it cannot provide personalized care. Psychologists and investigators will also be humans. Likewise, people will still be needed to make robots. The chances of robots making robots look slim. In the same way, robots will have to be programmed by humans.

To conclude, it is likely that artificially intelligent workforce will take charge of repetitive and mundane tasks that do not require any expertise, but sophisticated jobs requiring critical reasoning skills cannot be performed by robots.

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