Yeah, yeah! Robot technology is making things a lot easier for us, we know! But as A.I. technology continues to grow, we're faced with the possibility that machines will gain conscience and creativity, two elements vital to these 8 professions. Before long, robots could be putting us out of a job.
Machines already handle the heavy industrial work of large bakeries and assembly lines. But according to an Oxford study, robots might be lending more than a hand at bakeries. Of course, baking is an art and we find it hard to believe that a machine could do it without that human touch to make it extra special but the future is now and robots are capable of baking perfect pastries.
As if telemarketers weren't annoying enough, now they're trying to use robots with speech recognition software to annoy the crap out of millions of people across America. But don't feel bad for the humans that will likely lose their jobs to machines. They would eventually get fired anyway after getting hung up on by every angry person they called.
While it's true that some would prefer a friendly flesh and blood realtor they can interact and negotiate with, robot realtors can provide the information a potential homeowner or renter needs and set up appointments. After all, most of us get pricing info and even a virtual tour from the website itself. So embracing a robot realtor is not so far-fetched.
This is a no brainer. Robots have an advanced computer brain and Wi-Fi access to balance your checkbook, manage your investments and give you the best financial advice that money can buy. At least you'll know that it won't try to screw you over … unless it's been programmed to do so.
This is the one job that technicians working at a nuclear power plant would be grateful to hand over to a machine. For starters, they not only offer security but are also able to go into locations and perform tasks where radiation levels are too toxic for humans.
The K5 security robot uses four HD cameras, license-plate recognition cameras, weather sensors, microphones and navigational technology to provide security. It looks a little like R2D2 but can truly help pinpoint potential crimes and assist security and law enforcement without getting tired during a chase. Man, we've got competition!
Pharmacists are not immune to eye-strain and fatigue. After all, it's not easy preparing and dispensing pills every day for hours on end. Of course a robot doesn't get tired so it could literally dispense the day away and could do so more efficiently and with less errors. In fact, some industries have already implemented robot pharmacists.
Robot Cab Drivers
If you're an Uber or regular taxi driver, beware! Companies are looking to cut back on human drivers by using either robot drivers or driverless vehicles in the near future. This would certainly limit the number of accidents and traffic violations on the road and the passenger wouldn't have to worry about hurting the robot's feelings if it doesn't get a tip.