AI gets to work
Over the next 10 to 20 years, up to 60% of workers currently doing transactional work could be replaced/augmented by artificial intelligence, workforce automation and smart cognitive thinking machines, according to The Future of Corporate Real Estate report from Corenet Global.
“We live in a world that is more globally connected than ever before, changing more rapidly than ever before, and constantly disrupted by technological innovation. It is replete with both risks and opportunities,” says the US real estate association.
The smart city will also have an increasing impact on the workplace as technological innovation drives a raft of urban initiatives, the report says.
Close to one-thirds of US consumers believe that the biggest threat posed by artificial intelligence is that it will take over their jobs, with many reckoning that this could start happening as soon as the next five years, according to a new survey conducted by Syzergy.
Interestingly, consumers are open to AI playing a greater role in their lives, but want to know when they are interacting with technology, and not people. But 78% wants a new ‘Blade Runner law’ that makes it illegal for AI applications such as social media bots, chatbots and virtual assistants to conceal their identity and pose as humans.