Will AI (Artificial Intelligence) steal our jobs? Which are at risk?


Being the CEO of an AI, deep tech company,
I am often asked if our product would replace humans at work, or if they will be able to
keep their jobs. So, I decided to make this video to tell you
the truth…At the end of the video, I will also share three advices to make sure you
can keep your job longer. Please, subscribe to the channel. It’s simple and free, just click on the
subscribe button and hit the bell to receive a notification when I publish a new video. So….will AI steal our job? The answer is yes, no doubt about it. We need to be honest here, it’s just a matter
of time. It may sound scary, but we cannot stop this
process, however we can be smart and find all possible solutions to slow it down. When I say that artificial intelligence will
steal our jobs, I mean almost every job. The progress that AI made in the last 10 years
is impressive, and the process of replacing humans, even in the more complicated jobs,
is already happening. How many customer care operators have been
already replaced by chatbots? How many factory workers by robots? How many market research analysts have been
replaced by automated surveys? It’s clear that AI is already stealing our
jobs, and I am not talking about basic jobs, but even the more sophisticated ones are at
risk. It’s fair to say that to completely replace
a human, it’s not easy, and it takes longer for the machine to master a specific role. In particular, all the jobs where creativity
and imagination play an important role, are a bit on the safer side for now. In fact, the only real advantage that humans
have over computers is our ability to imagine things that we have never seen. Computers are also capable of making decisions
for situations that they have never experienced, however, they struggle in the deepest and
more intimate moment of creativity. Generally, computers are great at replacing
jobs where the worker has to follow standardized procedures. Good examples are workers on the assembly
line or bookkeepers or couriers, just to name some. Computers usually perform well in industries
where the business opportunity is big. This happens simply because high-tech companies
prioritize their investments in automation in these verticals. Ok, maybe this was obvious…but it’s still
something to think about. So…which jobs will be replaced? Almost all jobs, I would say. Including doctors, lawyers, and even entrepreneurs
eventually. There are some categories that will be in
trouble earlier, and amongst them, I would mention all jobs involved in industrial assembly
lines, accounting, customer care, market research, translation, and transportation. But ultimately, if we pretend to keep on doing
the same job that we have always done, without innovating the way we do it…we’ll all
lose it at a certain point. So what can we do to slow down the process
and keep our job longer? We can do three things: One, we should divide the activities that
we perform at our job in two categories. The ones that we repeatedly do over and over,
and the ones that require specific knowledge, and frequent experimentation to be executed. We should drop our interest in the first ones,
and become specialists in the second category. To make it practical, if you are a market
research analyst, you should not focus on the data collection and preparation, that
can be done using automated tools, but you should spend your time to imagine great new
things that you could do with the data that have been collected and prepared by the machine. Two, focus on a specific niche, and not on
global and highly competitive industries. If you want to become a farmer, try to cultivate
a rare and almost extinct type of potatoes from Perù. Ai will first replace who cultivates white
rice, as the business opportunity is much bigger there, and justifies the investment
in technology. Three, become an expert of the AI that will
replace your job. Usually, before a technology is able to replace
a job, there is a long process, where the computer assists the employee in its job. During that period you can understand how
to change your job to make sure it will remain complementary to AI, and won’t be replaced
by it. That’s where we benefit from the technology,
and where we realize how powerful it really is. A good example is the cruise control feature
that is present in many modern cars, that will soon evolve into autonomous driving,
replacing the need of having a driver at all. Even if it was a bit scary, I really hope you liked this video, and of course,
I would like to hear your thoughts about it. Let me know in the comments, and see you soon!