Don’t Let Robots Steal Your Job: Increase Your Value Before It’s Too Late
75 million jobs will be replaced by robots along with 140 million knowledge worker jobs by office automation says research by McKinsey. Could your job be the next target?
Artificial intelligence has proven its due diligence, this new-age technology is doing wonders.
The AI economy could become a platform for you only if you embrace the change and learn to adapt.
The world needs to move fast. Some companies are speeding up like gazelles capturing everyone’s attention.
Robot intrusion means a big change for the entire world. Is your job safe?
But you also have new-age technologies rising at a rapid pace.
How can you robot-proof your jobs today?
Here’s a few AI mantras — strategies you need to abide by today.
👉1. Upgrade your creativity
AI has proven to outperform humans in repetitive tasks that require heavy computation. Taxi and truck drivers, manual workers, and consumer assistants will soon be replaced by artificial intelligence.
However, machines can only take away jobs that do not include human intelligence.
Creativity: one major aspect that machines can impossibly replace. This remains to be one of the unique portions of human intelligence. The mystery of human creativity has a broader perspective that helps make innovations such as artificial intelligence possible. Besides scientific discovery, human creativity covers various aspects such as optimization solutions, tiny life hacks, and the insights that people come up with daily.
AI engineers need to remain competitive in the coming future, they need to equip themselves with AI skills. Developing newer skills will keep you at the edge and make you stand out from the crowd.
However, today we must first alter the psychology of many organizations that treats their employees like they were ‘robots’ constantly making them slog and do repetitive tasks.
And once these robots come out in the job industry, there will be a large fraction of creative ideas. Even so, more people will gain benefit and they’ll be able to stay more creative.
👉2. Acknowledge high-level concepts
Earlier computer literacy used to be an indispensable skill set for an employee. Those days are long gone. We’re in an era where artificial intelligence is ruling the world. To remain future proof, you need to gain AI literacy. As we enter the space of automation and AI, AI literacy stands out to become a crucial asset in the job market.
The efforts made 20 years ago have resulted in staggering innovations. AI is growing progressively and will not cease anytime soon. Medical research, big data, voice assistants, and autonomous vehicles are few of the areas where we’re seeing incredible applications made by AI.
To delve deeper, you must understand concepts like natural language processing, data mining, and driving software. AI professionals in the field must understand the basic three major concepts — machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning. Both machine learning and artificial intelligence are terms people often get confused with, while AI comprises of two words — “artificial” and “intelligence.” AI can be termed as a study where computers are trained to do things a normal human being would do, while machine learning is where the computers are trained to learn and act like humans without their intervention. They aim to allow computers to learn automatically by itself without human intervention.
o Humans to assist machines
Not all jobs will be replaced by AI. Most of the AI jobs will simply create a new avenue for employees, changing them into AI operators or assistants. Doing so will enable them to effectively learn about collaborating with machines.
For instance, chatbot startups are looking to hire AI trainers having the capability of evaluating the performance of AI software and step in when anything goes haywire. Many of these startups are using vertical AI that helps in performing one specific task i.e. arrange a meeting or a call of the consumer along with the human employee.
Following such a format helps the human employee maintain the role of mediating between the consumer and artificial intelligence. In the same manner, many human employees will be involved in data labeling, cleaning, and deduplication in creating datasets used for training machine learning algorithms.
👉3. Widen up a new avenue of bits of intelligence
Many intelligence theory sums up assuming human intelligence stating it is not an abstract set of logical rules, but it is a complex system involving social, bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and verbal skills.
This simply means, even after AI overpowers the world, humans will still play a major role in areas where human to human communication is needed. Nursing, psychotherapy, justice, and healthcare are some of the sectors where robots are likely to play a limited or less supportive role.
Besides keeping up with technologies, AI professionals must also focus on skills that will differentiate them from machines. Now, this is where skills like social and emotional intelligence play a major role. Employees must become great team leaders, develop empathy, be a good manager, and a leader. These are skills that will keep within the AI-based economy.
Are you robot-proofing your career today?