CHAPTER 1

What Is Artificial Intelligence and Remote Working? What Is Its Impact Going to Be?

Historical Development

Unprecedented changes are happening in the world of work. What is of particular interest is, they are all happening at the same time.

We have the most significant advancement in artificial intelligence (AI) Figure 1.1, which is now working, and it is beyond our full comprehension. What is staggering—this has been happening dramatically since 2014. It is causing a massive paradigm shift that is irreversible, and it will change life and work, as we know it forever. To put this into context, if one looks at the development of humankind from 9000 BC to date, what we see in the past few years is expediential growth (Bauckhage 2017). ...

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