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    [–] Why AI Isn’t the Death of Jobs stormforce7916 1 points ago in Futurology

    I suspect AI will be a thing, but it's hard to imagine it'll be just as we predict it being now. The best advice I can provide to young people today is be constantly learning (and be ready for that) so you can adapt to whatever circumstances you find yourself in as well as possible. A lifetime in one career is likely to be a thing of the past.

    [–] Why AI Isn’t the Death of Jobs stormforce7916 1 points ago in Futurology

    I was at one roundtable event this week for executives when one said that he thought his company was just massively far behind, so it was pleasing to actually talk to peers and find out that they're all like that (ie not doing much). Alas, experience suggests that this kind of thing gets downvoted by those who just want to believe.

    [–] Why AI Isn’t the Death of Jobs stormforce7916 0 points ago in Futurology

    That's certainly not what I've found. Instead it's that they're doing something with AI because they feel they have to, but have no idea how they will scale it up into anything meaningful, or even what that would look like if they did. There is an enormous amount of fumbling around in the dark, with many senior leaders torn between not doing anything and appearing behind the times, and doing something so inherently risky that could destroy the legacy they've spent decades building.

    [–] Why AI Isn’t the Death of Jobs stormforce7916 0 points ago in Futurology

    I wouldn't bet your house on that happening. There's a bit of a PR arms race that companies don't want to be left behind in, but when you look behind the curtain...

    [–] Why AI can't solve everything stormforce7916 2 points ago in Futurology

    We do need a dose of reality. I commented in another thread that I've spoken with executives at a whole bunch of companies this year, from utilities to transport, finance to healthcare and none of them have progressed beyond the 'testing' stage with their AI work. That's not to say the progress won't come, but at the moment AI hasn't really achieved anything at all.

    There are some significant challenges to overcome, both from a technical and social perspective, before it will have anything like the impact some of the headlines suggest it will.

    As an interesting aside, I've also noticed that many professional futurists come from journalism backgrounds and so succumb to the same sensationalism as their former peers in the press. They offer fantastic entertainment with their charismatic presentations, but very little meat on the bone.

    Whether that's reflected in this community or not though I couldn't say.

    [–] Why AI Isn’t the Death of Jobs stormforce7916 -1 points ago in Futurology

    I've spoken to executives at maybe 100 companies in the last few months, and there has not been a single one that has had AI at anything more than a testing/pilot stage. Not one. An executive from Ford went as far as laughing when I asked him if he expected autonomous vehicles any time soon.

    The gap between AI hype and AI reality is enormous at the moment.

    [–] London hospitals to replace doctors and nurses with AI for some tasks: UCLH aims to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients, from cancer diagnosis to reducing wait times. stormforce7916 1 points ago in Futurology

    Because I don't believe it to be accurate. I've spoken to the project team behind this partnership and they plan to use it to make A&E admissions more efficient or to predict people who might miss an appointment. In other words, run of the mill administrative stuff, but no, the headline writer has to squeeze in the prospect of the machines taking over and create the impression that we're soon to be cared for by a bloody robot.