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Bot Hacks Printers Worldwide to Warn Humans That Their Jobs Are at Risk from AI


'Beware of Bots' is the new campaign from Vlad Sitnikov, CCO of Possible Group Moscow

Bot Hacks Printers Worldwide to Warn Humans That Their Jobs Are at Risk from AI
By 2024, 94% of accountants and auditors will no longer have a job. However, those working in the arts and design are at less risk from automation. Inspired by Isaac Asimov’s ‘First Law of Robotics,’ which states: a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm, online university Skillbox have created a bot to help humans with their professional survival.

Using a Shodan API, the 'It_Is_Bots_Alarm' mission is to warn people if their jobs are in danger. The bot scans and prints messages using port 9100, which printers all over the world are connected to. The message urges users to retrain with a Skillbox UX design course, created by Michael Janda, author of “Burn Your Portfolio.”

The target audience are financial professionals and other roles that involve a lot of paperwork and rely on printers. The development team has currently found 623,143 open ports.

Dmitry Krutov, CEO, Skillbox, says: “The world is changing fast and we need to tell this to as many people as we can. We want to prevent mass unemployment that will arise as a result of advancing technology. Everyone deserves a job that will realize their full potential and help them achieve success. So that’s why it is important now to start thinking about the job you will have in the next 5 to 10 years.”

Michael Janda, author, Burn Your Portfolio, adds: “Businesses are undergoing dramatic digital transformation as they adapt their products and services to a new digital era. There has never been a greater need for UX designers and this need will only grow as we move into the future”.

To check whether your job might be replaced by robots, you can visit: Will Robots Take My Job.

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Categories: Corporate, Social and PSAs, Education, Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:33:04 GMT