After understanding what is Robot, fears towards digitalization in broader sense and interlinking of technology & humanity, let us discuss fears in detail.
Common fears towards digitalization:
- A robot is an Artificial Intelligence learning device and may learn to act badly.
- Penetration towards private information by hackers.
- Spying on individuals.
- Robots replacing human leading scarcity of jobs.
- Artificial Intelligence applications may make human cold-blooded.
Now we clearly understand that technology and humanity are interlinked.
Are you still living with these fears? If your answer is “YES”, then its “TIME TO RETHINK”.
Let us discuss the fears about digitalization in length.
A robot is an Artificial Intelligence learning device and may learn to act badly
A robot is a machine designed to execute a specific task only. It functions as per its programming and generates the desired results. Robotic arms designed for mining eg. Earthmovers etc are not designed for operations in Operations Theaters. These machines have limited learning capabilities. It is for the advancement in their design so that it executes the assigned work meticulously. It is because these machines or robots are designed for betterment and ease of human life. Reputed companies are carrying out such inventions, automation, and innovations. Since the reputation is not on the stake, these companies always consider these glitches in manufacturing and functionality.
Penetration towards personal information by hackers
Fears of digitalization knocks at one important factor called Privacy. Privacy is one of the most important factors that one needs to protect and procure. Protecting the privacy is also an individual duty. Privacy is threatened and is on the stake when we choose to connect online. We as an individual take proper care while doing any online transactions and are accountable for it. Slight ignorance of an individual leads to breaches and frauds as a result of penetration towards personal information. Government is authorizing various agencies to lay down the strong regulations to minimize the risk. Cybersecurity laws and technologies like Cryptography, Ciphering, different & advanced methods of Encryption are already in place globally and are getting evolved regularly. As a result of such advancements, we are getting secured cyber world. Governments across the globe are regularly testing and implementing the strong norms to protect the privacy and individuality.
Spying on individuals
Privacy & security run hand in hand. This is a topic of discussion for a long time. Governments across the globe have created strong guidelines to follow by their countrymen to protect the right of privacy and security. These guidelines are continuously evolving. Multiple policies like Non-Disclosure Agreement, Code of Business Ethics & Conduct are some examples which are in place and are into continual evolving phase. Assigning and linking of Aadhar number to identify an individual and assets is another example where personal details are with Government agencies and are safe. Privacy and security is one among the top priorities and hence diluting the fears towards digitalization to a great extent. Use of personal information as a result of leakage is illegal and punishable.
Robots replacing human leading scarcity of jobs
This is another important topic of discussion in various segments of society. Yes, there is no doubt that robots will replace human and take certain jobs. Usage of machines and robots is part of transformation towards high-end technology. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a process automation technology based on Artificial Intelligence or robots. Robots with the support of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is replacing the work that is monotonous, physical and underpaid. If it happens then the question of employment emerges. Will it rise to unemployment? Initially yes as it will be difficult to adjust the workforce but gradually it will increase the employment options. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) itself is creating a lot of employment opportunities. We as humans need to accept the changes and need to improve our own skill sets and become fit. It is not among fears towards digitalization but opportunities.