AI: Creating A Paradigm Shift In How We Work

Friday, September 07, 2018

POST WRITTEN BY Carlos Melendez

Carlos M. Meléndez is the COO and Co-Founder of Wovenware, an artificial intelligence and software development company.

As the saying goes, the only constant is change itself. Throughout history, there has been disruptive innovation that has completely altered the way people work, live and learn in ways that were never imagined.

One of those is the invention of the printing press, which ushered in the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment and the Modern Age. Through one breakthrough product, people became much more worldly and literate. It also opened the door to all kinds of new professions and skills.

Skip ahead several centuries and we find that laptops, smartphones and the internet have created a whole new model of how people work. Today’s new gig economy filled with knowledge workers allows people to work from anywhere, anytime, completely upending the notion of nine to five work and banter around a water cooler.

We find ourselves in a very similar situation now, as artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming entrenched in different types of work. While it may seem like this latest revolution is different from the others because it is putting control in the hands of non-humans for the first time, this isn’t entirely true -- there will always be the need for humans, but the nature of their work will evolve.

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