Although it was a long time ago, in the second half of the 18th century, the Industrial Revolution marked with fire a page in the history of humanity that is still being carefully studied.
It was about 1800 when the elaboration of articles began to look more like what we know today: mass manufacturing with faster production times, giving way to a series of changes in the economic and technological field that made an impact on society.
It was then that the “Protestant work ethic” coined by Max Weber emerged in 1904 when he defended the work, discipline, and values of the workers and artisans who were displaced by industrial machines.
Thanks to that, the industry swore to act ethically by developing technology that required workers for proper use, thereby avoiding job losses.
But, are we destined to go through another equal conflict due to the increasingly advanced robots?
Jobs that not even the most advanced robots can do
It seems that we are destined to live our past again because, in the United States alone, about 47% of current jobs are already at risk of disappearing due to robots.
Airports in London, restaurants in China, receptions in Japan, virtually every mass production factory and many more areas are being served by robots.
Fortunately, there are still jobs that not even robots with artificial intelligence and more advanced algorithms can match the human being, who feels, imagines and intuits.
Especially at the preschool and primary level where younger children still require someone to advise and help them.
And although we currently find educational applications for children of these levels, without a doubt, the lack of human contact would determine the character of the child and the way in which he sees the world.
After all, artistic, social and emotional skills are the ones that should be developed the most at their age and technology could hardly provide it.
Acting with justice is one of the most complex tasks that the human being can perform, considering even the smallest factors that play within a case.
Many times, as the accused or the victim testifies, it is necessary to ask the right questions to get the relevant information, know when the truth is not being told or the truth is told halfway, etc.
It would be almost impossible at this point to generate such complex artificial intelligence.
The policy issues are very similar to the case of the judges, it is required to have a perfect balance between compliance with laws, values and the needs of society.
However, sometimes it will require creating new laws or updating them according to the times, a decision that could hardly make a machine that is not aware of the world where it lives or and the people whose results will be affected.
Definitely the world of sports would be boring and without a clear purpose if robots participated in them with all their perfection and the little competitive spirit they can give.
The excitement of watching a sport is to see how talented a person can be, with everything and their limitations, who often use ingenuity, taking risks and making decisions that may be impossible to predict, making fans hearts’ stop and shout of emotion.
Art is undoubtedly the jewel that only human beings possess and that robots can only imitate.
Although scientists have increasingly strived for artificial intelligence to behave as closely as a human being by developing “creativity,” in the end everything will be based on the existing information about art.
The value of art is that it conveys emotions that can be understood by other human beings and have the ability to create new ways of expressing oneself.
Robots have been our greatest allies, especially when it comes to doing hazardous work for humans or when they can do things that we cannot with our physiological and mental limitations.