Newsletter: UK Says No To Kaspersky & AI Brings More Unemployment By 2030

Newsletter: UK Says No To Kaspersky & AI Brings More Unemployment By 2030

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology” ~John Tudor

UK  SAYS NO TO KASPERSKY

THE STORY

Kaspersky has been in the mid of allegations since the anti-virus software has mistakenly taken off the data from a federal organization of US.

KASPERSKY BANNED FROM THE UK?

Kaspersky has been facing controversies for several months now. It has allegedly stolen confidential data of National Security Agency from an official’s computer. However, the official was responsible for the leak as he took the confidential information home and stored it on a personal computer. This doesn’t make any difference to the US government and it banned the anti-virus company at federal agencies.

Now, the UK government is also warning its officials to not use Kaspersky. According To Verge, the UK’s National Cyber Security center published new guidelines on the risk associated with cloud-enabled products. NCSC CEO Ciaran Martin specifically name-checked “Russian antivirus companies”  and also mentioned that “the agencies need to be vigilant to the risk that an [antivirus] product under the control of a hostile actor could extract sensitive data from that network, or indeed cause damage to the network itself.”

Martin also added “To that end, we advise that where it is assessed that access to the information by the Russian state would be a risk to national security, a Russia-based AV company should not be chosen. In practical terms, this means that for systems processing information classified SECRET and above, a Russia-based provider should never be used.”

WHAT IS THE BASIS OF THIS ALLEGATION?

Due to the allegations and controversies, Russian AV has been facing a lot of troubles. The reason behind this step by the UK government is bad PR.  Due to the famous NSA incident, all of the countries have been trying to make the distance from the company. On the other hand, the company would definitely not want to look at according to the nationality.


AI SPELLS MORE BAD NEWS FOR US EMPLOYEES

THE STORY

Given the technological furtherance,  a study shows 30% of American jobs would be lost to automation till 2030.

WHY THE ASSUMPTION?

Technological advancement undoubtedly has brought a revolution in many ways. With the growth of robotics, AI(Artificial Intelligence) and ML(machine learning), a lot will change in the world. However, there would be shortcomings as well. According to the Mckinsey Global Institute’s study, 70 million US workers would be forced to find a new occupation in next 13 years.

The machine would be more proficient and would be less prone to errors. Moreover, the time taken to complete a task would be decreased. The machine would be better than humans due to various skills along with cognitive abilities.

The changes and advances might not require human employment at all. This could make several people to change their employment field to survive.

 IS THERE ANYTHING TO SUPPORT THE THEORY?

Apart from the research done by Mckinsey Global Institute, there are no other strong indications to support the theory. According to the researchers, the changes would affect different fields in a different manner.The demand of people working in administrative offices should decrease by 20%. The demand of people working in fields that needs physical work  like construction companies would go down up to 30%

According to the chart given below, you can check out the industries which could be inclined towards automation in future:

chart

Image Source: bigthink.com

 global institute analysis

Image Source: bigthink.com

Profession that need human interaction aren’t likely to be affected by this automation. However, these changes will just not hit the US, but the entire world. Having said that, the researchers have also predicted the emergence of about 280 million new jobs related to the consumer market and around 85 million jobs would be there if spent well on health and education.

Well, the report is not all about being sad or scared. It prepares us for inevitable changes that are about to come and there’s definitely no reason to look back.

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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