By John Worne
Most professions will be more disrupted by AI than is recognised; from radiographers to lawyers, AI increasingly does it faster and better.
But there’s one thing AI isn’t – versatile… bring on the Specialist-Generalist; versatility is humanity’s standout skill.
New Scientist – AI will be able to beat us at everything by 2060, say experts
“According to a survey of more than 350 people developing artificial intelligence, there is a 50 per cent chance that machines will outperform humans in all tasks within 45 years.
AI is predicted to be better than us at translating languages by 2024, writing high-school essays by 2026, driving a truck by 2027, working in retail by 2031, writing a bestselling book by 2049 and surgery by 2053. In fact, all human jobs will be automated within the next 120 years, say the respondents.
The survey, by the University of Oxford and Yale University, took the views of AI researchers around the world.
We’re not completely outdone, however. Computers may be able to beat us at specific activities, but it will be a long time before we see an AI with human-like versatility, says Eleni Vasilaki at the University of Sheffield, UK.”