Widespread job losses as AI and robots adoption accelerated. Its impact is more than what you thought about and contributes to the great resignation, not really by the surface COVID-19 pandemic, it is just a change agent, if you see the holistic view for the bigger picture as we are moving toward industrial revolution 4.0.
Humans are made redundant by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots, unless they are re-skilling for what the new world needs. Let get real, no everyone in the workforce for five years or more will active in continuous professional development (CPD) to acquired last certification, as such, those are the one most likely lost value, they do not possess and know how to use artificial intelligence (AI), big data, blockchain, chatbot, data science, and most likely they do not even know what the latest generation of programming languages that growing. You want to keep the job, you need to proactively collaborate with AI and robots. As the world is moving faster and with almost seamless integration and automation, the value of humans to perform certain tasks has fallen behind, and lost productivity.
More and more professional photographers have warned that the job known as photographer is gone in the near future, as every ordinary person can take great pictures with the assistance of AI. More and more films are shooting within studios where the background is rendered by the multimedia or AI auto shift to the right camera to capture what is needed without a human cameraman. Robot chefs have become more and more capable of handling more dishes so precisely, dishes on demand with robot chefs can eliminate a lot of experienced chefs, as far as dish is concerned. Long distance driver jobs assisted by AI robots or self-driving cars, make their role need to change.
Come across an interview of a food delivery officer, ask them if they worry about their job being replaced completely by the dispatch robots (at that time, the university is deploying robots for food delivery and it is a great success. Robots will deliver the food in bulk into the respective campus building and wait for the order taker to come down and pick their food). I still recall the food delivery dispatch officer answering that he is not worried, as robots still can not do what humans did, climb the staircase for the food delivery. Interviewer asked the second question, what if robots can climb stairs and do food delivery? This question made the dispatch unable to answer, and he replied he never thought about it…Same scene and use case apply across a lot of different industries at the fast paced, as the world toward smart factories will eliminate a huge number of workers.
If you zoom out and thinking, it just like during second industrial revolution, you ask people the impact for the world of computers linked together in the earlier of the 3rd industrial revolution, they do not and can not knowing the impact of the internet and digital economy, because they are yet to be living in the world with it realise. So, you ask around all the people, the most they bet on the future, they do not give you precisely what the world will be during industrial revolution 4.0. But we can be sure, great resignation will continue as a new class of jobs will be created to collaborate with AI and robots.
Do you work in the callcenter? Then you will know how powerful Google Virtual assistance is to communicate in the natural human languages and get a range of the things done via the conversation. Just imagine how many languages Google programs know, and you compare with human experts how many they can master? See the point? The real job crisis is for those who have lost touch with where modern technology is using and can do it. As the younger generation is picking up along the way, they keep learning, but the adults mostly stop learning. When the cup of water is full, you can not put in more water. How many books do you read in a year in the ebook format? I refer to continuous professional development type, no entertainment type. After you observe the gap for new generations and those who are able to learn and unlearn the old stuff. You already know the future of the job and those who will get hired.
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