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Go is incredibly complex, but it also has very simple rules. These AI also cheat because they are fed data samples of millions of games to seed them. We are centuries away from an ai that could replace a humans thoughts. You have to remember that everything we know was created. Just because a robot can say 100C is hot, doesnt mean they understand it. We created Celsius, we created numbers, we created what the definition of hot is, etc. Science isnt understanding, it's creating a repeatable system to make sense of what we do not know. AI must be able to create and understand 100% on their own without human guidelines, or seeding, otherwise it's not actually intelligence.

They don't need to be sentient to do a job well enough to replace a human. AI is being looked at as a solution to human doctors not being able to memorize every single problem to identify health issues... and something like entry level computer programming wouldn't even be as hard.
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This is part of the reason I am happy to be a Database Administrator; we find errors in databases that computers (short of self-aware artificial intelligence) will never be able to do.

It's great for job security. thumb.gif


Lol your optimism is impressive but nowhere near realistic.
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Lol your optimism is impressive but nowhere near realistic.

Once computers are able to fix other computers, SKYNET is just around the corner.
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They don't need to be sentient to do a job well enough to replace a human. AI is being looked at as a solution to human doctors not being able to memorize every single problem to identify health issues... and something like entry level computer programming wouldn't even be as hard.

That isnt AI then. That's simply a script that lets you input symptoms and it outputs known diagnoses. It's nothing more than a slightly more advanced webmd. What you are claiming is AI would be like saying google now or whatever is an AI, it's not. It's simply logging what you've done, and comparing it to what youre doing now, what other people are doing, etc. I'm not saying those things arent going to end jobs, and be great for mankind (imagine the day when life isnt filled with menial repetitive tasks, but creating and enjoying whatever you want), but its isnt AI.
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If I were a parent, I would tell my kids to find a career that allows them to do one of 3 things.

1. Teach
2. Fix
3. Entertain

These are 3 of the in-demand parts of society that will never be replaced by computers simply because computers can only do what they are programmed to do, and each of the items listed have infinite variables that a computer could never account for.

Don't forget pretty much any job in the medical field. People will always get sick/injured and need treatment.
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Don't forget pretty much any job in the medical field. People will always get sick/injured and need treatment.
Robots can do some medical jobs, though. Like robot surgeons. But I guess technically it's only "surgeon assisted" still probably taking away potential jobs and money.
 
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post #27 of 93
hence the reason i work in the medical field...... hell even oxygen delivery guys have forever job security LOL
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If you want job security, you should be getting in to the Robotics field, not the medical field where Robotics will replace people as soon as technology is able.

One of the main reasons companies go with automation is not for cost reduction (vs paying a human), but for consistency. We're looking at automating the machine shop I work in, and the automation would actually cost more then just paying humans to load/unload parts from the machines... but the automation will do it the same every time, like the CNC machines that are making the parts.

In the medical field, that kind of reliability is even more important.
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Please don't hate me for building automated system... 

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This was the assumption 10-15 years ago, but it's turning out to be a false assumption as well. You are seeing things like computers playing Go at a high level, which was thought to be impossible due to the insane number of possible moves. The movement of GPU's from a small number of cores to thousands of shaders has really opened the door to giving computers thousands and thousands of cores to process with, and make them process data more and more like a human can. Modern AI systems tend to even be programmed how to learn, and not directly how to do the task.


There is no job that is safe from being automated, just ones that will take longer to automate. The real big job upset is going to be automated cars. How many millions of jobs are directly related to driving? There's absolutely no reason to have a human inside of a semi truck once they can drive without one.



Tractor are already automated by gps.. But i heard the law require a driver inside..
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