• Question: do you think robots will take your job

    Asked by shohail to Yee Whye, Valerie, Nick, Mackenzie, Lin, Jun, Jacob, Brian, Anna on 14 Nov 2019.
    • Photo: Mackenzie Graham

      Mackenzie Graham answered on 14 Nov 2019:

      I don’t think a robot will take my job (at least not in my lifetime). Robots are really good at doing specific, repetitive tasks where they can follow rules. They can see patterns or relationships in data that we can’t see. But they aren’t very good at things that require creativity or imagination. Doing philosophy and ethics requires creative thinking that robots aren’t good at (yet).