We recently spoke a bit about some career paths that are less likely to fall victim to automation, and you can read that article here. While there are many jobs that will always be best done by human beings, certain jobs can actually benefit from automation and the industry is experiencing an upswing due to the growing need for AI intervention. If you are looking to start a career as a technician, engineer, or process expert, this is a good thing, as widespread automation will create more jobs in your field. Today we will be talking about which jobs are likely to be fully automated in the near future.
You’ve likely already been greeted with an AI on certain websites you’ve visited. These chatting bots are the beginning of the full-scale takeover of customer service jobs by AI. Most of these jobs are information-based, and don’t require specialized skills to perform. Furthermore, chatbots can be used by organizations to gather customer data, and cost less than their human counterparts.
Data entry is a very important component in virtually every industry. Lots of companies outsource their data entry positions to interns or freelancers; however, automation will most certainly eliminate the need for humans performing this task by way of a branch of artificial intelligence known as machine learning. With this technology the AI can perform the task of data entry while also gaining knowledge and identifying patterns in various data sets, all without the need for human intervention.
Market Research Analytics
This is another role that is integral to an organization. Analysts are responsible for gathering and analyzing data on both consumers and competitors, identifying trends, studying market conditions, and much more. The use of AI technology in the analytics world is gaining popularity due to its ability to collect more comprehensive data when compared to its human counterparts.
This entry includes taxi drivers, bus drivers, truck drivers, and other jobs that involve operating a motor vehicle. With self-driving cars and the widespread use of GPS, it is only a matter of time before fully automated vehicles begin to make deliveries, perform public transportation services, and bring your late-night Door Dash order to your…ehem…door. According to a 2016 article in the Los Angeles Times, robots could replace 1.7 million American truck drivers within the decade – and that was nearly six years ago.
Yes friends, the robots are also coming for the proofreaders. Artificial intelligence can be used to perform certain proofreading tasks such as fixing spelling errors and grammatical mistakes, and correcting improper sentence construction. Applications like Grammarly are already performing such tasks so before you know it, there won’t be any human proofreaders left. I mean, I’ll be safe because I can tell funnier jokes than a machine…right? ::tumbleweeds::
This is a big one. It is highly likely that nearly all manufacturing jobs will be overtaken by AI robotics in the very near future. If you take the example of the automated production process that car manufacturers use and add artificial intelligence on top of the robotics, the possibilities are endless. Manufacturing will probably be one of the sectors that gets hit the hardest from the AI takeover, and the time is fast approaching.
The positive takeaway is that if you are looking to start a career working with AI or in robotics, there will be plenty of work for you. It is imperative that we practice caution as we move forward into the future of artificial intelligence; we must let our technology work for us in making our lives easier, while making sure we don’t rely too heavily on it.
Next week, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair. The fair will provide women studying science, technology, engineering, or math or already in STEM roles with the opportunity to meet with employers, find new and exciting jobs, learn career lessons, expand their professional networks, and engage with event sponsors.