In the coming years, artificial intelligence and robotic automation are going to continue advancing and begin taking over more and more jobs. While this will obviously have positive impacts in some areas like reducing dangerous manual labor and increasing output – it’ll also have an extremely negative impact on other sectors. In fact, according to a report released in January by the World Economic Forum, as many as 5 million jobs will be eliminated due to robotics, artificial intelligence, and other computerized technologies by the year 2021. That’s why it’s so important right now to consider which jobs might be at risk of being replaced by robots and how you can safeguard yourself against these changes should they come sooner than you think.
What types of jobs are most at risk of being replaced by AI and robots?
One of the most important things to keep in mind is that not all jobs are at risk of being eliminated by AI and robots. Certain professions will be impacted more than others. In fact, according to the report we mentioned earlier, the jobs most at risk of being replaced by AI and robots are those that are considered “routine” – meaning they can be executed with a set of instructions and rules. Certain professions that are considered “routine” and are likely to be impacted by the rise of AI and robots include: - Financial analysts - Actuaries - Commercial pilots - Court reporters - Chefs - Manufacturing plant operators - Farmers This is not to say, though, that your job will definitely be replaced by a robot or AI if it’s “routine”. What it does mean is that your chance of being replaced by such technologies is higher than if you work in a non-routine job. So, if you’re in one of these professions, it might be a good idea to start looking for new opportunities just in case your job is at risk of automation in the future.
How can you prepare for the day your job is replaced by AI or robots?
As we mentioned above, not all jobs are at risk of being replaced by AI and robots. In fact, many of them will actually see positive transformation thanks to these technologies. Businesses that have implemented AI, robotic and drone automation have seen huge benefits and will continue to see even bigger ones in the future. That being said, if you work in an industry that’s at risk of being replaced by AI and robots, you should start preparing for that day now. Because we don’t know exactly when these changes will occur, it’s important to be proactive and take action as soon as possible. Here are some actions you can take to prepare for the day your job is replaced by AI and robots: - Learn new skills and up your education - Identify other industries that could use your skills - Research industries that are on the rise - Network with others in your field to stay informed You should also be aware that workers whose jobs are replaced by AI and robots will be impacted in a variety of ways. Some of these include: - Having to find new jobs - Getting lower pay or no pay at all - Losing healthcare and other benefits that their employer-provided
Which Jobs Are Most At Risk?
As we mentioned above, certain professions are at a higher risk of being replaced by AI and robots than others. For example, court reporters are at an extremely high risk of being replaced by AI due to the nature of their work. This is because court reporters are tasked with writing down exactly what attorneys and witnesses say in court – which could easily be automated with the right software.
Which Jobs Are Safe?
Fortunately, not all professions are at risk of being replaced by AI and robots. Certain jobs are so difficult to automate that we’ll likely never see them replaced with AI or robots. For example, certain healthcare occupations like doctors, nurses, and psychologists are extremely difficult to automate. This is mostly due to the fact that these occupations require a great deal of human interaction and emotional intelligence. Robots have a very difficult time understanding human emotions – which is something that all humans have in common.
Artificial intelligence and robotic automation are going to continue making huge strides in the years ahead. This will obviously have both positive and negative impacts on people and industries. The good news is that since we’re still in the early stages of AI and robotic automation, there’s a lot we can do to prepare for the day our jobs are replaced by robots and AI.