I was just scrolling through news articles in my smartphone and a question arose in my mind about who is smarter, humans or machines?
According to me, there is no comparison between humans and machines, both are equally important, but still if you want a specific answer, I will say humans do have an upper hand as compared to machines.
I will not prove my point by giving explanations I will ask a question instead, who created machines?
Charles Babbage invented the computer and you know what, he is a human, so of course when it comes to competition, humans will always have an upper hand.
I saw some videos where students were asked who would they prefer the most a “GOOGLE” or a “TEACHER” many answered teachers. Why? Even google can give us all the answers so why a teacher, the reason is teacher is a human and humans have feelings, emotions and can explain things easily and teachers have a lot of experience in the teaching field and have taught millions of students and they understand a student’s psychology.
There are a lot of debates going on nowadays that machines will take over human jobs in future, and if we think yes human jobs are at risk, then let us now think of another perspective, human jobs are at risk, I agree, but we are the ones giving jobs to machines; we are creating machines for basic things which we can do, we are being dependent more on machines rather than doing it ourself and because of this dependance we are being lazy and if we run away from work someone has to do it, and now we are the ones complaining about how machines will take over our jobs and debating about the same.
Earlier there were pagers, where only texts can be sent. Later we got cellular phones which we could also use to call and soon thereafter when internet was introduced the phones became advanced and was then used to hear music, for calls, texts, etc. Sooner we got smartphones where we can do almost everything, in short, we literally have the whole world in our hands. On one hand phones became smarter and on the other hand we became dependent and now we rarely use our smartphones to call someone.
So, what’s the solution, should we keep complaining and debating or just stop making machines thinking that they will take up our jobs, so better stop. Digitalization is our future, which is true and is necessary but digitalization should be done with a motive of progress to the human side and now is the time to determine how we complement each other and each work with our own strengths to a journey of a brighter side. It should not be that machine should take over us nor should we be too dependent on them. The ball was and is still is in our court, we are the ones who can control our future because the PRESENT is in our hands.
By Mohit Amarnani