The impact of AI on ID verification jobs: Who should be concerned?
In recent news, tech leaders and experts in artificial intelligence (AI) have called for a six-month pause in developing systems more powerful than OpenAI’s language model, GPT-4. This move has been made not because they fear a dystopian future where robots take over humanity, but because of the potential risks to society that these advanced systems pose. Among those risks there are job displacement, perpetuation of existing biases and harmful societal structures, the lack of transparency and interpretability of advanced AI systems, and its potential usage with malicious purpose.
Job displacement is indeed a legitimate concern. As advanced AI and machine learning systems become more capable, they are increasingly able to perform tasks that were previously performed by humans, potentially leading to job losses and mass unemployment in certain industries. For example, advances in robotics and automation have already led to job displacement in manufacturing and logistics industries. Similarly, the development of natural language processing (NLP) systems and chatbots could lead to job losses in customer service and support roles.