Can Humans be Replaced by Machines at Workplace?

Will machines replace humans in the future of work? iScribo explains to you the benefits and the role of artificial intelligence in your day-to-day work life.

While it is true that more and more machines and robots are replacing humans in the workplace, we also must consider that advances in technology are improving the conditions and quality of work.

We hear more and more that machines have replaced humans in the workplace and that jobs that were once for people are now for machines. However, few people see that the creation of new jobs resulting from artificial intelligence is increasing and outweighs the number of jobs being lost.

Even if you are still wary about machines and artificial intelligence, today we are going to try to show you some of the benefits they have for you.

iScribo explains how artificial intelligence influences our daily lives and how we can adapt to make the most of it.

Emerging Jobs

Thanks to the development of artificial intelligence, professions that previously did not exist or were not known for their limited role in society have started to become popular in recent decades. These include jobs in robotics engineering, computer software development, such as iScribo’s orthographic and grammar checker, data analysis, and digital transformation specialists.

Many people will argue that we are not all interested in this field or that we are not “good for it” but think about it for a moment – pharmaceutical laboratories exist and not all the people who work in them are biologists, microbiologists or doctors. There are departments that are essential for the development of their activity, such as administration, finance, sales, logistics, reception and cleaning staff and others.

Machines or People?

Machines help us to automate processes and minimise the margin of error, as well as increase organisation, but this does not mean that they can replace human labour.

Take supermarket checkouts as an example. I’m sure you’ve used them, haven’t you? I’m sure at some point in your life you vowed never to use them. That’s OK! We all adapt to the times, don’t feel guilty. Well, these cash registers are replacing the real cashiers, but not completely. There is always one or two people to assist when the machine needs help, such as for alcohol sales to check the customer’s age, or to fix mistakes in item names or if the customer makes a mistake and swipes the same item twice through the barcode reader.

By using the automated checkout, we increase the rate of sales because we generate less queuing, which increases the number of staff working to sell inside or replenish the shelves, for example.

Machines help us to manage processes, but humans provide the knowledge to create these processes. In turn, it is people who make the decisions that ensure that organisations function.

The Costs of Robotics

Another reason to not panic is to think about the costs generated by machines. Many activities performed by intelligent machines are not profitable for companies. One example is the amount of energy some machines need to work and the scarcity of resources we face today.

The cost of technological equipment is not cheap either. Moreover, in most cases, the space needed for machines is infinitely larger than the space needed to locate people, so logistical problems remain a challenge for robotics.

Besides, for a robot to replace a human being, it would have to be able to do many things at once, not just one. Have you ever seen the famous automatic supermarket checkout driving a motorbike? I hope that if the answer is yes, you have a way to prove it!

Collaboration is the Key

The ideal way to contribute to the progress and improve the quality of life at work is to combine human power with artificial intelligence. This is the only way to get the most out of the tasks at hand.

iScribo is a spelling and grammar checker that works thanks to an engine driven by artificial intelligence and a team of linguists, computer scientists and engineers who teach it. Without the teaching of grammatical rules by the team of linguists and the rules and learning patterns of our IT and engineering departments, iScribo would be neither accurate nor fast. Can you imagine sending a document and having it corrected in a couple of days?

Try our tool and discover the magic of combining human talent with artificial intelligence.

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