In this segment, we look at business-themed documentaries, biopics, podcasts and TedTalks that are worth your time in the weekend.
One of the heartening things Bahat did was not fall prey to the fear mongering bought about by the advent of AI and other ‘replacement’ technologies. He goes on to say that instead of predicting, there are other things one can do. For instance, we could try imagining alternate possible futures, which is what Bahat and his team did. His group undertook a scenario-planning exercise, where they imagined cases of no job being safe. They also imagined cases where every job is safe. And imagined every distinct possibility they could.
Bahat believes that the action that is now taking place in workspaces around the world is exactly what we had spoken about decades ago. And that the conversation is now veering towards retaining or alternatively channelling the workforce while making a big leap towards automation. Bahat says, that the result of all that brainstorming really surprised them.
“When you think through those futures and you think what should we do, the answers about what we should do actually turn out to be the same, no matter what happens. And the irony of looking out 10 to 20 years into the future is, you realise that the things we want to act on are actually already happening right now. The automation is right now, the future is right now,” he tells the audiences. We are tempted to believe there is a way out of all the paranoia, thanks to the likes of Bahat.