Sophia, the first robot to get the citizenship of Saudi Arabia clearly showed us the futuristic world we will be witnessing in a few decades. It’s got to be a fascinating world to live in for sure and things will be drastically different than what we live in today.
Robots are bound to become only smart from here on now both in the way they look and act. Robot learning is the way for robots to learn, a combination of machine learning and robotics is a technique allowing a robot to acquire novel skills or adapt to its environment through learning algorithms. The pace with which the research is happening in the field of robotics, it is not more than a couple decades that we will have smart methods take care of vital tasks in our day-to-day life.
However, at the same time the area of concern here would be on the jobs that would be left for humans to perform. In one of the TED talks that I was hearing a few days ago, it is estimated that 60% of the jobs would be taken away by automation, machines and robots.
Though, nobody could predict on the exact numbers but one thing is for sure that a good majority of jobs would be taken away from humans and given to machines to handle. And, on the positive side we would have a good bunch of jobs that will be still handled by humans, and mind you this would also include creating, programming and fixing robots. But, for us, the humans to fall in race with humans, we will have to compete which is only possible by upskilling ourselves.
And the hard fact is that, the finish line is not crossed by remaining in the race but it will be a fresh beginning all over again. The competition really begins when robots start working alongside us.
So, the gist of the matter is that we have the stage set for robots and machines grow up to the next level; and humans, who are the real brains behind their invention and research will have to be always learning to keep themselves in the race for existence.