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Are you in fear of losing your job to robots?

  • On : October 17, 2017

“Some jobs are better done by people, and some jobs are better done by machines.”

Machine learning is slowly but surely creeping into our everyday lives in the workplace – no matter what you think, employees can no longer turn a blind eye to this topic. From maximising workplace efficiency by streamlining every day processes to understanding how consumers emotionally connect to brands, the applications of artificial intelligence seem to be limitless as new advances continue to disrupt the workplace.

While artificial intelligence will aid us in becoming more effective and data-driven, there’s no denying that some jobs will be replaced completely by machines.

Like most technologies and software’s, some industries have been quicker than others to adopt this frontier technology.


4 jobs artificial intelligence is most likely to replace:

  1. Receptionists: administration jobs are on the way out as majority of the tasks are being overtaken by automated phone and scheduling software.
  2. Accountants and Bookkeepers: Robo accounting is only in its infancy but as software continues, technologies continue to advance, automation will be able to complete most accounting features.
  3. Financial Analysts: No longer can financial analysts compete with high tech artificially intelligent financial analysis software which has the ability to recognise and analyse trends in historic data in order to predict future market moves.
  4. Telemarketing: Telemarketers don’t exactly require a high level of social, or emotional intelligence to be successful and you’re probably already receiving a bunch of robo-calls. As conversion rates for direct telephone sales tend to be quite low, this creates a great opportunity for these jobs to be automated.


4 Jobs that are most likely to be safe from an AI takeover (for now):

  1. Writers: Blogs, books, movies and plays are likely to continue to be written by humans as this involves ideate, creating and producing original written material.
  2. Graphic Design: Like content, designs need to be creative and original making it an ideal role to be continued by a human.
  3. Politicians: As long as fairness and equality are key topics, humans will remain on the political scene. At this point in time, machines live in a mediocracy, humans on the other hand live in anything else but this.
  4. Health Professionals: Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other practitioners operating in the mental health system will be some of the last to see a robotics take over because at the end of the day humans are better equipped to understand other humans. Medical professionals are more likely to leverage AI systems to improve their work rather than lose their jobs.


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