With AI slowly but surely transforming from buzzword to Skynet, it’s time to start wondering if the robots of the future are going to give us humans the time of day. The day of reckoning isn’t quite here yet — pretty solid arguments are being made the automation isn’t the root cause of a lot of job losses in recent decades. In 10 years, though? That’s a different story, and when we mull over the state of tech today, it’s hard to imagine a few jobs still being fit for humans. Here’s who probably needs to start watching their backs for the bots in the years to come.
If you make money being behind a wheel, you should probably be concerned. Virtually every major auto manufacturer is doing something related to autonomous Driving, either through strategic partnerships or their own research. The sensors needed to make autonomous driving work already exist, the software is being developed (check out what Nvidia is doing above!), faster 5G networks are coming as soon as 2019, and there are signs that regulations will be set down by the government soon. It’s happening soon, and when it does, those self driving cars will be cheaper, more efficient, and better at driving than pretty much every human.
How much time do you have left? If you’re a driver right now, you might be alright. Fully autonomous cars aren’t expected to be ready until the early 2020s, and even then, there will be years of trial runs and problem solving before the bots totally take over. It feels inevitable, but maybe not for another 20 years or so.
This story was originally published at Who Needs Humans? The Robot Revolution Starts With These Jobs