The development of AI will create profound changes in our world. Many people express concerns about the impact of artificial intelligence on our future. Indeed, the evolution of technology influences the labor market, which itself is constantly evolving. The fear that robots will steal a great number of jobs fits a classic script, but is it a valid belief?
Does automatization kill some jobs?
The automation of tasks will generate the reduction of employment. A report from Forrester announced that by 2021, robots and artificial intelligence will have eliminated 6% of jobs in the United States, which means approximately 9 million jobs.
However, the goal of automation or robots will be to lighten the workload of their human colleagues. The company has deployed solutions that must facilitate or enrich the work of employees.
Even though AI is the cause of destruction of several jobs, it will also create new ones. In fact, it does not necessarily make humans obsolete.
There are still jobs that only humans can do
Indeed, automation of tasks threatens employment only in the case where the productivity gain it allows is greater than the increase in production. People will not be disappearing of factories, but roles will probably evolve. Trades will refocus on less easily automated tasks. We are now moving towards the worker’s ability to mobilize his knowledge to respond to unprecedented situations that will be decisive.
AI & automation: the end of recurring tasks
With the arrival of AI, the future seems to become a hope for enrichment in industrial work and a factor of attractiveness for the sector. Indeed, many companies still struggle to recruit on some posts deemed painful. AI will release or at least relieve, the worker, giving him/her the opportunity to exercice skills that are not available to machines.
Technological change may eliminate certain jobs, but it has always created more in the process, automating a job can result in more of something else.
Although some tasks will inevitably be automated, new jobs will also be created and demand for more up-to-date skills should increase.
By eliminating the boredom, AI and automation will free us to pursue careers that gives us a greater sense of meaning and well-being. Careers that will challenge us and ask for continuous demand for specific non-technical skills, such as adaptability, creativity and the ability to work in a team all attributes of a satisfying job.
Artificial Intelligence means Data Processing?
Companies will continue to look for developers in the field of artificial intelligence, especially developers who can place artificial intelligence in a consumer context. However, data without analysis is worthless. This is why companies will need humans to be able to analyze and use this information. Moreover, security and data warehousing will become an important topic for all business and all sectors.
Thus, people with skills in the field of artificial intelligence with knowledge of business opportunities will be more valuable than ever, as well as developers able to improve the organization and optimize business processes. With the emergence of the internet and objects, there are mountains of digital information and this technological trend will probably only continue. It seems that the development of AI causes the end of some jobs so it has a direct impact on employment. However, the arrival of automation of tasks will be the beginning of new career opportunities for humans and can sometimes be even more fulfilling.
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