Artificial Intelligence is here to transform everything from our daily business lives. It is impacting both positively and negatively. The widespread use of AI machines and software also infuses some great fears in the minds of humans. The experts, the tech-savvy, and even the common people are fully aware by now that AI is surely going to replace humans. The questions and concerns have shifted to when and how, and which jobs will be replaced first.
If we look at the current situation, we are in the middle of the AI development phase. It has not grown to its full extent, nor is it in the initial stages as it was a few years ago. These days AI is intelligent enough to perfectly do a single job that it is made and trained to do. This makes it perfect to take over low-skilled tasks and manual functions. Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana recently released a report claiming that AI will possibly replace half of the low-skilled US jobs.
Now we will discuss the jobs that are at the highest risk of being replaced, seeing the current development situation.
Data Entry Clerks
Whenever you think about the extremely low-skilled and highly manual jobs, data entry pops somewhere in mind. The job of a data entry clerk is boring and requires sitting at one place and just typing, no one would want to do that in a highly advanced world and that’s why this one is the first to be replaced by AI.
Replacing conventional data entry approaches with new and automated systems reduces the risk of error. It also allows faster, safer, and more responsive data entry processes. Automated data entry will maintain a high level of reliability while doing the work in a much shorter time. And unlike us, it’s definitely not going to get burnt at all.
The concept of self-driving cars and the pace at which they are developed is enough to cover this one.
Surely Tesla is the most popular one but other companies like Uber, despite the problems, are making success in this niche. As a result of their innovation, semi-automated cars are already here and it won’t take long for fully-autonomous vehicles to take over transportation and taxis. Although the government bans self-driving cars for safety issues and to protect jobs in some countries, these issues will soon be solved. Nonetheless, pilots need not be cautious for now–while there do exist self-flying software, travelers will need time to fly comfortably by a machine.
Hotels, universities, and companies that can afford the technology are already in the way of replacing receptionists by bots. Much of the traditional receptionist functions can be replaced by automated telephone, touch screens, and scheduling systems, especially in modern technology companies that do not have office-wide telephone systems or multinationals. The power of AI to perform regular tasks easily is at the base of these systems. The additional ability to recognize voices, people, and take instructions is further making it possible.
Finance jobs can soon be replaced by AIs capable of measuring and analyzing data more quickly. Numerous research has also shown that when it comes to accounting tasks, robots are better than humans. As robot accountants do not carry that big risks unlike automated cars, they are developed and used by confidence nowadays. As already said, tasks that include calculation and data-keeping stand nowhere in the developed world.
When it comes to protecting and securing business sites, Robo-guards are already replacing people. Take, for example, Yelp’s security robot, who with his high-definition camera is able to inspect the entire building. The robot also has a micro and infrared directional detector that can detect any unusual noise or movement. The awesome features that are being added in the digital personal assistants also make them highly capable of protecting your home.
Although AI can take on relatively easier and more time-consuming tasks, it can not easily replace human emotions and behaviors that interact with consumers and audiences. Also, human intellect and creativity remain unmatched and are not likely to be duplicated in the near future. In addition, a company may always need a chief executive or managers with strong emotional intelligence or other skills that are focused on teamwork. Seeing these facts, it seems right to say that humans will be left for supervision only, in the future and it is best if we prepare ourselves and coming generations for that.