Lets talk about JOBS that will be Replaced by AI in the Next 2 Decades. To the pace of technological evolution Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the rocket thrusters that will give it the speed that will be ground breaking, and as you move fast you break things.
With advances in the field of AI and Machine Learning, machines are getting better at not only everyday tasks that humans do but also at tasks that humans do with much difficulty. So, in the next 10 to 20 years it will be doing a lot of tasks that today only humans can do like driving a car. In this article we’ll talk about some of the many jobs that will be taken from humans and given to machines that will be more capable with much less maintenance cost than a human salary. Following are the JOBS that AI will steal from humans for good.
If your job consists of driving a taxi, a truck or any kind of vehicle you are very likely to be hit by the AI storm. Taxi drivers, Truck drivers, Uber drivers and delivery drivers these all are on the verge of automation. In the US alone there 15.5M trucks and 2M tractor trailers on the road employing 10M drivers. These are the people who are on the beach while the self-driving tsunami is ready to wreck everything. The self-drive truck does not have to sleep and is attentive to the road 24/7, so why bother hiring a truck driver when you can buy a truck that drives itself even better than the best human drivers.
So, if you are a driver by profession you better update your skill set to keep making money.
During the industrial revolution all the people working in the field shifted to work in factories handcrafting the machines that will make people’s lives easier. With advancement in technology these same people were put in charge of building machines that build other machines to eliminate the human workforce needed.
This quote will sum it all up
“The factory of the future will only have one human and one dog, the human will be there to feed the dog and the dog will keep the human from touching the machines!”
Farmers will be Replaced by AI
Back in the day you needed to physically measure your plot of land, needed human labour to weed it out, now we measure it with drones and satellite imagery. The soil is treated against weeds beforehand or even the seeds are weed resistant themselves. Harvesting and Planting can be done in much less time with specialized hardware and the trucks carrying that hardware will be driving itself very soon. In the near future the name farmer will be as highly ranked as Banker or Hedge fund Manager because a handful people will have the oligopoly when it comes to what you eat.
US itself has 8M cashiers and in-store sales people. These people will be out of job sooner than they think. Self-check-out stores like Amazon Go and Amazon Fresh are here already. Walmart is also more than ready to implement their self-checkout system. Even though they need someone to supervise or have some bugs. But, we are not very far when the system will be able to do everything without any supervision. Also the AI cashiers can work 24/7 with no drama of their personal lives in the workplace.
Printers and Publishers
The newspaper is dead. You don’t read the newspaper to get the daily news you get it via twitter. All traditional magazines are fighting for their livers to survive not against each other but as a whole. Big publishing brands are struggling to find a place in this online first environment. Even Forbes despite their reputation and even digitalization is having troubles in finding a place in this internet era powered by AI.
When was the last time you went to a travel agency to book a flight, the sky scanner took over the flight industry, with booking.com or Oyo hotels you can book a room. There’s no need for a 3rd person to get involved when the intelligent systems can do that for you. You can ask Siri to book one for you.
Dispatchers will be Replaced by AI
The role of the dispatcher is to coordinate the field operators so things run smooth for everyone. An astonishingly great number of people are working this job.
It doesn’t matter if you are a police dispatcher, working with planes, firefighters or ambulances, we already have tech that can outperform you in your work but are just figuring out the best possible way to deploy it. Remember calling someone to book a cab, how do you do it now. Heard of Uber? Careem? Just a single algorithm replaced the dispatcher that received your call and assigned a cab driver to pick you.
Waiters and Bartenders
If not all but a large portion of them are going to get replaced with hardware that will do tasks from bringing food to the table fast to even making you a drink. How cool is that, sounds like a sci-fi movie. A lot of restaurants have implemented systems that take the orders on an iPad and your food is brought to the table via a machine. Not that every waiter and bartender will be replaced by AI given the need of social interaction but a lot of restaurants will use the new strategy and make their place cool to attract the customers and give them a good experience.
In the list of JOBS that will be Replaced by AI in the Next 2 Decades telemarketers is also one of them.
Have you noticed how the number of telemarketers decreased in the last decade? That’s because there is a much better and effective way to market you products now. Social Media platforms like Facebook and Instagram use AI and ML to target specific users that will most likely be interested in the product instead of dialling random numbers and hoping someone will buy the product. Ads are getting smarter so you should too.
Some other JOBS that will be Replaced by AI in the Next 2 Decades.:
Fast food Workers
Military Pilots & Soldiers
Construction Workers These were some jobs that will be done by AI in the near future. If you read this article don’t say someone didn’t warn you to move fast so you are not blown by the AI storm.