China's leading AI expert warns the technology will take over HALF of jobs within 15 years (and reveals the most at risk careers)
Half of current jobs will be taken over by AI within 15 years, one of China's leading AI experts has warned.
Kai-Fu Lee, the author of bestselling book AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, told Dailymail.com the world of employments was facing a crisis 'akin to that faced by farmers during the industrial revolution.'
'People aren't really fully aware of the effect AI will have on their jobs,' he said.
Lee, who is a VC in China and once headed up Google in the region, has over 30 years of experience in AI.
He believes it is imperative to 'warn people there is displacement coming, and to tell them how they can start retraining.'
Luckily, he said all is not lost for humanity.
'AI is powerful and adaptable, but it can't do everything that humans do.'
Lee believe AI cannot create, conceptualize, or do complex strategic planning, or undertake complex work that requires precise hand-eye coordination.
He also says it is poor at dealing with unknown and unstructured spaces.
Crucially, he says AI cannot interact with humans 'exactly like humans', with empathy, human-human connection, and compassion.
Psychiatrists, social workers and marriage counselors are unlikely to lose their jobs, along with nurses, AI researchers and scientists, he believes.
However, some jobs will disappear- and quickly.
Most at risk are telemarketers and telesales people, Lee said
Lee also said customer support, warehouse workers and telephone operators are at risk.
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ihatearmchaircritics, coventry, United Kingdom, moments ago
if this prediction is true it will undermine the whole world economy.AI contains the seeds of its own destruction!
Rolster, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, moments ago
Of course, weren't we all supposed to be flying around with jet packs strapped to our backs by now? A few jobs will naturally disappear, that's technological progress and it's not the first time this has happened. Our factories used to be full of workers doing the jobs that automated machines now do. Nothing new here.
anteater, London, United Kingdom, 12 minutes ago
The jobs that survive will be the ones that involve creativity- hairdressing, ballet dancers, concert pianists and the like. But it does raise the question that all of us ask. With mass unemployment who will have the wherewithal to buy anything.
JJones Ppaul, North, United Kingdom, 13 minutes ago
AI is here and already taking jobs, it is far from perfect but( sadly) improving.....seen quite a few jobs going.,.. companies are pushing it ( profits)
acronyms , a place in uk, United Kingdom, 16 minutes ago
How will people live in the future if there will be so few jobs
The man who, Nantwich, United Kingdom, 17 minutes ago
In a consumer lead society it will be a case of the dragon eating its own tsil. Ai ...fantastic ..ooh look it can take over most of the jobs we currently emoloy people in and it will mean we can lowdr prices and increase sales and profits. All sounds good right? But by making the majority of people redundant and unable to find job that isnt done by an ai robot you removing most of your customer base..nobody will be able to adford your goods becasue none of them have jobs.
Robert.Hunter, London, United Kingdom, 19 minutes ago
less jobs means more unemployment so how can this be a good thing?
Agusta-G, Airdrie, 22 minutes ago
And we are supposed to celebrate and encourage this, for why?
Lars Blichfeldt, Copenhagen, Denmark, 27 minutes ago
Only if we allow it. And we should not.
KG, Warrington, 27 minutes ago
Is the UK government preparing for this... the answer is no. It is more real than global warming and we are already feeling the effect of it and evidence is everywhere
GodsPA, London, United Kingdom, 28 minutes ago
I doubt society will allow for most people to be relatively worse off so that a few can me massively well off by introducing AI.
jesusmonkey, Liverpool , Grenada, 28 minutes ago
Can AI stop people being stabbed? Can AI instill right from wrong into people ? Can AI give someone common sense ? Please invent something that will deal with what's missing in this world.
Skookum, Horsham, 33 minutes ago
Why do you need recruitment people if your workforce is robotic. Who is the Manager going to lead? I thought the idea of Ai was it should solve problems itself. Pointless if it needs a Manager. Surely the safest job would be am Ai developer?
RonnieBlue1, Costa Del Sol, Spain, 33 minutes ago
Ai will take jobs and still the Fail readers will be blaming immigrants and the eu
Chris, Glasgow, 45 minutes ago
So if most people are on the dole who is going to put money back into the economy? Could be one destructive step too far.
Maryjanethorpe, Dublin, Ireland, 46 minutes ago
Apparently if you're a plumber you're safe enough.
Alex The Great , Norwich, United Kingdom, 47 minutes ago
Irony that the person developing the AI saying how AI will be affecting people
Mick Zoolanders, Kent, United Kingdom, 50 minutes ago
Could it take over as London's mayor please and as PM ?
sandara, Makati, Philippines, 55 minutes ago
People with low IQ are screwed.
rick182, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Why can't we just use them to make our lifes easier not worse
Uncle Nasty, somewhere nice, United Kingdom, 54 minutes ago
so we don't need nurses?
Vidar Larsen, Harestua, Norway, 1 hour ago
This is in fact splendid news. This means that people don't have to job anymore. Robots and other stuff, will do all the hard and boring work who destroys peoples health.
DaveBlunksDog, Shropshire, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
AI for Prime Minister
One People, New York, United States, 1 hour ago
They were saying this 40 years ago. The real worry is warfare and the use of AI to take over the world and turn most of the population into slaves.