Last night, I was involved in a car accident when a car in front of me stopped suddenly. I reacted as quickly as I could. I was banged up a little, but I was able to walk away from the accident a bit dizzy. (I had hit my head on the door frame.) Fortunately, my son fared better. The car, however, is likely totaled.

All of this got me thinking: could a self-driving car have fared better? I’m not 100% sure either way. On one hand, an AI based system would’ve detected the stopped car faster and applied the brakes a fraction of a second sooner. The only question is: would that have been enough? How would autonomous cars handle bad human drivers and their poor decisions?

Here’s an interesting video by Al Jazeera focusing on the impact of AI and robotics on the automation of the workforce.

Robots are already changing jobs as an endless array of robots enter our everyday lives. From trucking to service work to high-end jobs like doctors and lawyers, this documentary explores how robotics and artificial intelligence are changing the workplace. AJ+’s documentary series on automation explores how advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and automated vehicles will affect jobs, cities and inequality. From trucking to radiology, new technology is already changing white collar and blue collar occupations, reshaping cities and concentrating wealth in the hands of the few. Robots are taking over the world as companies like Tesla, Amazon, Uber and Google are using robots to automate.

Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive at NVIDIA talks about the NVIDIA DRIVE™ PX, an AI supercomputer its created to accelerate production of automated and autonomous vehicles. “Given the types of jobs out in the marketplace today and the lack of talent..there’s a lot of opportunity for anyone just getting started who can take courses to understand the fundamentals of computing today.” – Danny Shapiro