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Amid rise of AI, human intelligence still relevant in digital era

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, September 24, 2019   /  08:01 am
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A 2017 study by McKinsey Global Institute revealed that automation will likely happen to physical jobs in predictable environments, such as operating machinery and preparing fast food. (Shutterstock/maxuser)

The story you are reading right now may have been written by a robot; it is possible, but it was not. Publishers around the world, like Bloomberg, Reuters, The New York Times and local digital media outlet Beritagar.id, have been using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to write stories and news items. The use of AI is becoming very common, even in the arts. An AI-generated painting was sold at Christie’s for US$432,500 late last year, prompting the question: Will human skills and intelligence still be needed in the workplace of the future? Panelists at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (SCIS) Global Dialogue in Jakarta last week tried to answer the question on the future of jobs in an AI world, understanding that robots and machines can learn by themselves through computer algorithms, whereas humans have the physical “disadvantage&rdq...