Can human resource be trained to keep up with artificial intelligence?
There is an ongoing debate on what implications artificial intelligence will have in the transformation of our lives. Though most of the debates are geared towards future impacts, artificial intelligence has already begun to transform our lives. For example, some of us use Siri and Alexa on our smart devices to give us directions, solve problems, and make calls to loved ones by just a simple request. In essence, artificial intelligence uses machine intelligence to replace human knowledge and competence that would have required research or payment of professional services. Yes, we know that for decades, robots were used in the manufacturing industry but this phenomena has been extended to the service industries such as banking, shopping, retail and restaurants. Already, a number of developing countries such as China, Norway, Sweden, Germany, United States of America, United Kingdom and France have already spent billions of dollars to further advance this technology.
I am sure this is exciting and fascinating for businesses in every aspect of the working cycle since any investment in areas of innovation and technology are considered money well spent as customer’s satisfaction and savings and profits for the businesses and their shareholders are increased. However, should we be more concerned with what implications, if any, does artificial intelligence have on education not only in terms of whether it would replace teaching personnel or teaching institutions but would we have the economic resources to ensure that we are included in the growing phenomenon of artificial intelligence. Can we train our human resources to keep up with this technology?
What does artificial intelligence really mean for us humans?