Like most technology, in the longer term robots increase employment. The biggest users of robots per worker are Germany and South Korea, they both have very enviable manufacturing bases, generally good working conditions and rates of pay.
Robots are generally used in the most difficult dangerous and monotonous applications. These are things that robots excel at and people don’t. Many of the jobs “lost” to robots are deeply unpleasant. Robots are also essential For competitiveness, in many industries it is impossible to remain economic without robots.
So, Of course, technology will eliminate many jobs, it has always done so. And predictions about those job losses range from a few million to over a billion, as a recent MIT study revealed.
Why this variance? Because no one can predict accurately exactly all of the jobs that robots and AI will assume from humans over the next few decades. We just don’t know where the technology will take us.
At the same time, we cannot predict the numbers of new jobs/careers that new technology will create. One study from Gartner Research states that while 1.8 million jobs will be lost by 2020, 2.3 million new ones will be created.
Now we’ve rounded up some of the marketing and sales roles most likely to be replaced by robots, and AI in the next few years:
- FINANCIAL ANALYSTS.
- CONSTRUCTIONS WORKERS.
- INVENTORY MANAGERS AND STOCKISTS.
- COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALIST.
- TAXI DRIVER.