According to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas published over the weekend, artificial intelligence replaced about 4,000 jobs in the U.S. labor market just last May. Analysts predict this is the beginning of an "employment tsunami," during which artificial intelligence will replace 300,<> U.S. jobs within a year.
According to the CBS report, most of those laid off who lost their jobs to artificial intelligence in the past month are online customer service professionals, web content writers and article writers. The Washington Post reported that in the past week, two copywriters, a profession considered creative, lost their jobs to artificial intelligence. Although in some cases employers who used content written by Chat GPT were forced to return it and correct fundamental mistakes in it, as the field develops these errors are considered "childhood diseases" that will diminish.
The attempt to extract a story from consciousness will disappear. Image created using ChatGPT software // Illustration: Playground AI,
At the same time, the Association of Content Writers for Television and Film, which began a strike last Tuesday demanding an improvement in writers' salaries, is setting strict regulations on the use of artificial intelligence in the field as part of its demands, in order to prevent a reality in which thousands of writers will be replaced by artificial intelligence.
"Asimov's Laws" – today?
Meanwhile, researchers and academics in the field of computing have called in recent days to apply the "three laws of robotics" conceived by science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in his books 70 years ago to artificial intelligence today, "before it is too late." Last week, it was reported that an AI-powered U.S. military drone attacked its operator, killing him. The report was categorically denied by the US military, but after last week's alarming call that artificial intelligence poses a threat to humankind, more and more researchers are demanding that AI be bound by strict ethical rules before a similar event actually happens.
"Asimov's predictions made more than 70 years ago imagined a time in 2058 when these laws would be necessary. Things moved faster than he expected," says Professor Paul Hauxley of London, a world-renowned artist who has been working on artificial intelligence in recent years.
Multiplying robots, illustration, photo: GettyIimges
"There's no need to speculate about how AI can do harm, we already have a mountain of evidence like this from the last decade," says Samantha Floriani, an AI researcher. "We need to act before it's too late."
However, others note that Asimov hinted in his books precisely about the frivolity of these three laws, since the robots in his stories are constantly trying to find creative ways to break them, as in his famous book turned blockbuster film, "I am a robot".
Asimov's three laws of robotics are:
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