Many things that used to be done in the home by hand are now being done by machines. Does this development bring more advantages or disadvantages?
Technology has allowed us to automate a majority of the tasks that we used to do by hand. For instance, washing machines have replaced washing clothes by hand. An overwhelming number of advantages of this development far outweigh the disadvantages, the main benefit being the improved efficiency in various areas.
The one disadvantage of the increased use of artificial intelligence and robots is that many people have lost their jobs due to automation. For example, factory workers were an important part of the assembly plant. However, robots have completely replaced this job in every part of the world, resulting in job redundancy. Robots can work without getting tired, which is a problem for human employees. Unemployment has a number of adverse effects on people, including worsened financial situations and physical and mental health.
On the other hand, many positive outcomes have come out of this. The main one is that this has improved efficiency in many areas, an important one being food production. As a result of automation, companies were able to increase their food production and, therefore, feed a greater number of people. This is the reason why global starvation rates have fallen, lifting many people out of famine.
In conclusion, automation causes many people to lose their jobs. However, automation also improved production efficiency in various sectors, especially food production, which helped solve the problem of malnutrition and food shortage. Hence, I believe that automation has been beneficial.