Saturday, 13 May 2017

Random thoughts 12052017

#Randomthoughts There is a lot of shock , consternation and discussion nowadays about the loss of jobs in the IT sector. But is it really surprising ? What we call Computer jobs are basically program code writing. Somewhat like a kind of glorified document copying before the photocopying came in. Now artificial intelligence has reached a stage when programs and robots will be able to generate programs. So this army of code writers will become obsolete , gradually. What happened to those document copiers and typists outside courts will happen to these code writers.
The analogy may not be exactly reflecting the present situation and there are other dimensions too , in the issue. But the basic theme underlying is that of disruption and obsolence in its wake. The quicker one realises this the better it will be. Because change will happen .

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