A mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing said: “It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers… They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage, therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control.”
Back then, artificial intelligence was just a concept that will arrive someday. The first signs of AI were “Human Problem Solving” book and computer system PARRY which stimulated an individual with paranoid schizophrenia. But, with the materialization of the fourth industrial revolution, AI is finally here and more present than ever.
With the development of artificial intelligence, robots are becoming more smarter every day. They are able to perform accurate and quick calculations and various operations.
As a result, they can automate repetitive and tedious work and in that way leave people more time to dedicate to more meaningful tasks with more significant impact. Moreover, all frustration and boredom that comes with this type of work will be eliminated.
“As shown through history, every notable invention led to creating new job opportunities. Take the Internet for instance; it created new job vacancies for programmers, graphic designers, content managers, and marketing managers,” emphasizes John, a content writer at EssaysOnTime.
However, robots are still expensive for common usage, and we are going to wait until they become an integral part of our everyday life. On the other hand, machines are entering our professional lives rapidly. They started replacing us seamlessly and quietly, as well as outperforming some human tasks.
Professions that can be automated, that doesn’t involve social communications, and that execute various calculations with the help of algorithms are threatened by efficient robots and advancing AI.
Prognosis is that robots could gain control of 52% of the present workload in less than ten years. Therefore, make sure you notice signs that robot can take up your job and do something about it. Here is the list of five prominent signs.
- Your work involves automationThere are many examples from the past when professionals whose job comprehended repetitive physical assignments, were replaced by machines, like lift operators, switchboard operators, film projectionists, and many others. With advancements in robotics, all tedious automated tasks will be performed cost-effectively and more efficiently by robots. This may affect a large number of professions, from nurses, security guards to astronauts and chauffeurs.
- Your work doesn’t require social skillsSome professions require unique social skills and ability to build relationships with others. Luckily, robots don’t have relationship-building skills. They don’t possess delicate feelings, logic, and intuition to interact successfully with other people. Siri is an excellent example of this. Still, if your work doesn’t involve human interaction and use of social skills, then you’re at risk to be replaced by a machine.
- Your work includes algorithmsIf your job can be reduced to algorithms, in other words, to be performed with the help of simple or complex mathematical calculations which results in further actions, then your profession might be jeopardized. Machines provide more accurate and reliable computation in no time. The perfect example of this are driverless cars that are basically already here.
- Your work comprehends managing data accuratelyIf your job includes answering correctly to constant quantitative data, then it may be at risk. The good examples of this are ticket seller machines at railway stations and the self-checkout counters available today in all well-equipped supermarkets. Still, there are some glitches in their work, but this is the future for this type of tasks. This trend will also reflect on computer repair specialists, actuaries, and fast-food counter employees.
- Your work doesn’t involve creative intelligenceProfessions that require an original approach to different problems and coming up with various unique solutions can’t be automated, and therefore they aren’t threatened by robots. People outperform machines when it comes to tasks that include creative intelligence and personalized answers to somebody’s needs. Hence, jobs of teachers, writers, inventors, consultants, and different service providers are safe for now.
With the rise of AI nowadays each sphere of our life changes a lot and the professional part of our lives isn’t an exception.
Luckily, you still have time to come up with a strategy to find your place in the AI sun if you noticed some of these signs that robots could take up your job.
Jacob Dillon is a professional writer and distinctive journalist from Sydney. Being passionate about what he does, Jacob likes to discuss stirring events as well as express his opinion about technological advancements and evolution of society. Find Jacob on Twitter and Facebook.