AmiSight 9/20: Artificial Intelligence Takes over Las Vegas
A recent NPR story discusses how automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly replacing human workers in Las Vegas. Check-in kiosks, text-bots, and robots serving food and drinks are examples of this trend. Studies suggest that a significant portion of jobs in the city could be automated by 2035.
The largest union in Nevada, the Culinary Union, is closely monitoring these changes and aims to negotiate protections against AI replacing jobs in its upcoming contract. They are willing to strike if necessary to safeguard workers' interests.
Despite the rise of AI, some workers argue that technology cannot entirely replace the human touch and personalized service, and in some cases, machines even add more work. They believe that specific jobs are irreplaceable and that union contracts will help protect their positions.