AI and Robots Won’t Be Destroying A Lot Of Careers

Artificial Intelligence also known as AI And Robots Will Not Destroy Jobs

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots will not destroy a lot of jobs. It is a misconception that AI and robots will destroy jobs. In some cases, probably it will, but not “destroy” literally.

Why not?

Despite the advances in technology, the possibility of Artificial Intelligence and robots taking over all jobs is false. According to experts, technology replacing human workers is not possible. Although production rate of human workers have decreased throughout the years, this is not reason enough for workers to be replaced by robots.

Some jobs may need the services of robots and AI, but still human interference is needed to make these robots and AI function properly. Even these advanced technology need humans to operate them or program them to make them functional.

Other jobs require the “human touch”. This feature cannot be provided by robots and Artificial Intelligence. But let us face it though. The reality of what is going on around us is that technology like robots and artificial intelligence may replace workers whose jobs may be performed by robots and AI. But this does not mean that it will destroy those jobs.

Robots and artificial intelligence are there to help workers in the jobs, especially if it comes to production. Robots work faster but it may not assure us of a flawless and perfect output. In production despite of quality control being done by machines in most cases, human workers to do quality control still exist. In some situations, products checked by machines for quality control are being re-checked by humans.

Who Caused The Panic

A lot of workers panicked because of this false and misleading report. Let us be optimistic about this breakthrough though. Workers grow old and their work performances may be affected. But this does not mean that they will be replaced by robots. The solution for workers slowing down on productivity as they grow old does not mean they will be replaced by robots. The positive side if it is that the workers will have a lesser work load as some of their tasks will be done by robots. But this does not mean they will be replaced.

I guess we can come to the conclusion though that robots and AI will not destroy jobs. Instead, they will work “hand-in-hand” with human workers to make productivity better.

Robot Rules: Will They Dominate Over Humans In The Future?

Is Robot Domination Possible In The Future?

Is robot domination possible? The most obvious answer by most people will be a very big “NEVER!”. But is it really possible? Maybe and maybe not.

Invade And “Take Over”

In a way, I guess we can say that robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will “take over” the world. Let us be realistic. With technology, a lot of things around us are related to robots and artificial intelligence. They control almost everything in any aspect of society.

Take our own homes, for example. The basic component of a community is the family. Our homes are full of modern technology. From our televisions, to washing machines and other appliances, to our gadgets and devices. Of late, even in thee commercial aspect, robots can be found. We now have the carpenter robot. And even a burger-flipping robot.

Technology is the product of human imagination, intelligence and drive to improve lives. Maybe the saying “nothing is impossible” is the driving force of these people.

Advantages Of Robotics

Just like everything else, robotics can also have advantages and disadvantages. Advantageous in a way that they can replace workers on very heavy work. And they can finish the work faster. There are also functions or tasks that humans may find hard to accomplish. In the medical field, for example. In some medical procedures, surgeons and other medical practitioners use robots and advance technology to help them complete the procedures. This can save millions of lives.

If we take it in a positive perspective, robots can be a great help to us humans. It only depends on how we use and control them.

Its Disadvantages

Of course if there are advantages, there are also disadvantages. For one, they are prone to malfunction. Since they are mechanical, malfunction is possible. Another disadvantage is that humans may develop laziness. There is a possibility that if there are robots around to help humans with their work, they may just rely on the robots. But still it depends on how we handle the situation.

The most obvious disadvantage is it is expensive. Ordinary people may not be able to afford it. So despite of their desire to have robots help them, its cost may be a hindrance for the fulfillment of their dreams.

In Conclusion

Robots are developed by humans. So it is up to us, humans if we let them control us or let these robots know who the boss is.

Robot Which Flips Over Burgers Follows the Carpenter Robot

A Robot That Flips Burgers

The robot that flips burgers has begun work at a restaurant in Pasadena, Los Angeles. The robot is named Flippy. For the obvious reason that he “flips” burgers.

Flippy’s First Shift

Flippy started his first shift in Pasadena. This is the first of the dozens of locations for the system. This technology is said to replace human fast-food workers.

What is Flippy

Flippy is basically an arm with a spatula. Its primary function is to flip burger patties. According to sources, Flippy did its job well. But human workers can relax. Even a mechanical worker needs a time off.

Flippy was created by Miso Robotics. It made its debut at CaliBurger in Pasadena. According to Miso Robotics, Flippy did its job well. But he was overwhelmed by many. So its creator decided to let it take a few days break for some upgrades.

According to Miso, they need to perform test on the robot. This is to ensure that the location can fulfill a large number of orders.

Flippy’s Return To Work

Flippy will resume its burger duty next week. But his shift will only be for a limited time. That is 11 AM until 2 PM. This is just to cover the lunchtime shift.

More About Flippy

Flippy is more of an automation than a human replacement. It uses a machine vision to locate burgers on the grill and time how long they’ve been cooking. And flip them when needed.

Will It Replace Humans?

Flippy will not replace human workers totally. Flippy’s task is just to tend to the burger patties. Human workers will still have to put cheese, assemble orders and take customer’s orders.

Flippy is just basically a primary attraction just like those Chinese restaurants who use robot waiters.
Despite gimmicks, robots are finding their place to more occupations. CaliBurger is planning to use Flippy in 50 locations around the US. Miso Robotics is only one of a number of startups using the latest technology to automate the food industry.

Startup Momentum Machines has raised $18 million to take its burger robots into fast-food joints. Other companies are building machines that make pizzas and salads.

Jellyfish Robot that runs on water

Imagine, swimming in the vastness and tranquility of the sea with nothing in mind but you, the water and the beautiful horizon. Suddenly, you see something odd in the water. You don’t know what it is. It doesn’t look like a shark. Nor does it look like a harmless turtle. Then you realize that it’s a jellyfish. What would you do?

Well, it would be good for you if that jellyfish is the one that is being dubbed as the Robojelly. This contraption that was created by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech, is one of the most impressive robots out there today. It moves like a jellyfish and expands and contacts its synthetic muscles to pump out the water.

This device is powered by itself. It converts the hydrogen and oxygen found in water into heat. The researchers who created Robojelly designed it to swim around indefinitely in the ocean to act as surveillance for the military or to monitor the ocean for pollutants.

According to Dr. Yonas Tadesse, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UT Dallas, “We’ve created an underwater robot that doesn’t need batteries or electricity. The only waste released as it travels is more water.”

Now, if they can only recreate a shark. That would be impressive.

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Robot and astronaut does the handshake in space

This is one small step for robotics, one giant leap for mankind.

International Space Station Commander Daniel Burbank was able to shake hands with a humanoid robot in space.

The robot, though devoid of being able to fully control himself, was able to do this seemingly impossible task beyond this place we call earth. Called Robonaut, this development gives us a glimpse of what the future brings us. The latter even has a Twitter account to converse with amused individuals. One person even raised a question asking why he doesn’t have any legs. Robonaut replied: “@luckydog99 No legs yet. They’re in development on the ground.”

Commander Burbank, who had a stint in a recent American Idol episode (Not as a contestant), revealed that, “For the record, it was a firm handshake.” He also added, “Very nice. Nice job on the programming and all the engineering. Quite an impressive robot.”

Robonaut is being controlled by scientists on the ground.

Adjustments have to be made since Robonaut was off target when he tried to shake hands with Commander Burbank. Robonaut’s hand was directed to the latter’s kneecap rather than his outstretched arm.

Will we be seeing a droid invasion any time soon?

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Android robotic mannequin unveiled in Tokyo

Static and passive mannequins are a thing of the past in Japan, at least for one department store that is.

Though a lot of stores have been using real life models as their mannequins to attract buyers to their store, what separates this shop is that they use inanimate objects and make them move. Sounds creepy right? Well, at first we might say that but in this robotic country and where technology is being developed in a rapid rate, I certainly doubt it if people would be fazed with such an invention.

This real-life Android is the creation of Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro. He is the man behind Geminoid robots at the Osaka University Intelligent Robotics laboratory. Together with individuals from a department store in Tokyo, they designed to give a mannequin a lift that it truly deserves.

The team came up with a robotic mannequin that is eerily humanlike. It is displayed at the stores window. It can smile, nod and shuffle a bit in her chair. What’s good about it is that she can interact with people in her surroundings. She even yawns as she dutifully awaits shoppers to come close to her. It is capable of 60 facial expressions and can even have moods.

Well, this could be one excellent gimmickry that can boost the stores sales.

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