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Taking steps towards the Technological Singularity

Artificial intelligence has become a bit of a buzzword of late. It’s been hailed as transformative technology that is set to revolutionise society, but people are still sceptical. With mundane, repetitive tasks in the workforce already being automated, humans are being displaced and their skillsets made redundant – it seems that artificial intelligence gives with one hand and takes with the other.

Automation isn’t bound to the constraints of those monotonous musings, however. As AI develops in complexity, with implementations such as machine learning and deep learning, it starts being able to make decisions for itself and begins acting in a more human way – however dystopian that may sound. In short, this means that jobs and processes that tend to require a softer approach and a connection between people, hiring and executive search for example, are not out of reach for AI systems.

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