the people behind the project
“Don’t you get what’s going on with the world? These things [Artificial Intelligence] are better at everything. At stealing our jobs, at grabbing our men, at human emotions. Hell. Even their shit is more efficient, with its micro-biodegrability and recyclability.”
from the screenplay “the Program”
“Let’s get one thing straight, hombre. Once turned on, I don’t turn off.”
A.I. – ElA confronts the protagonist after a failed attempt to turn her off – from the script “the Program”
Will Artificial Intelligence explosion lead to massive unemployment?
(This article explores the themes in this story and originally appeared on my blog Storygeist.com)
When most people are in fear of losing their job, it is grounded in today’s realites such as a world wide recession, fercier than ever competition in their successive fields or simple job outsourcing to more economically viable countries. But what I would like to do is to take a look at another factor, one which may be the single biggest impulse for a world wide change in employment rates – technological advances. And to be more precise, I want to put under careful scrutiny how Robots and recent forms of Artificial Intelligence might revolutionize our society through a possible automation of our future jobs.
If there is one thing to be gleaned from the recent century, it is that technological breakthroughs can happen fast. It took the industrial revolution a hundred years to change the face of the earth, then it took the scientific-technical revolution fifty years to accelerate growth and globalize our world. But with the invention of the first primitive computing devices in the early seventies, we stepped over the threshold of the information and telecommunications revolution. A hostof breakthrough technologies were introduced, layered upon each other and then blew a hole in our society, our daily life, the way we work and interact with each other.
You know what my so called friends call you when they beat the crap out of me at school? They say, you are metal-head whore.
Son tells his father what boys at school think about his blind loyalty to the Robots – from the screenplay