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Creating Jobs for the Future with AI

Almost every industry is leveraging the use of AI. The benefits include helping to enhance human efficiency, reduce repetitive work and enhance work efficiency. However, there is fear surrounding AI and the possibility of eliminating a lot of human jobs. Over 7 million jobs will be displaced by AI between 2017 and 2037. However, it will also lead to the generation of 7.2 million jobs, which is a net gain of 200,000 jobs - pwc, 2018
March 31, 2021

Almost every industry is leveraging the use of AI. The benefits include helping to enhance human efficiency, reduce repetitive work and enhance work efficiency. However, there is fear surrounding AI and the possibility of eliminating a lot of human jobs. 

Over 7 million jobs will be displaced by AI between 2017 and 2037. However, it will also lead to the generation of 7.2 million jobs, which is a net gain of 200,000 jobspwc, 2018

How AI is In Fact Creating Jobs

1. The Demand for Man-machine Hybrid Teams

The future of employment will depend on how well humans and AI blend to create augmented hybrid teams. An AI has strengths such as speed, accuracy, computation, etc. A human has strengths such as empathy, judgment, cognition, etc. This role will combine these strengths of both AI and humans to generate better business outcomes. One report estimated that new applications of AI-human collaboration boosted employment by 10% by 2020.

2. Worldwide Employment

Companies that effectively implement AI can generate more money for their businesses. This, in turn, leads to higher employee wages, better technology tools, and greater efficiency. With such success, companies can actually spread their reach across the world. As a result, they will require a global workforce, which again generates huge employment opportunities.

3. AI will Create New Job Positions

A recent World Economic Forum report estimated that nearly 50% of the full-time workforce of companies will shrink over the next few years. Although AI will eliminate jobs, it will create a demand for new job positions. For AI to function properly, humans will be needed to check work, improve it and manage it. The WEF indicated that the new positions will require additional skills for managing the interface between technology and humans.

3. AI will Help Companies Scale up

If AI and machine learning algorithms can wisely use large amounts of big data, it will help companies perform better. It will also increase the employee retention rate and help in new customer acquisition. This will create new job opportunities as companies begin to scale up and grow, and benefit the industry as a whole.

The Types of Jobs AI is Creating 

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AI’s Role in Marketing and Sales

AI has already started playing a substantial role in marketing and sales. Through the development of smart databases, AI can help in building effective, large-scale sales forces. Tools such as Zendesk and Salesforce, are using AI to develop insights that can help companies in recruiting the right sales teams for their business.

AI Maintenance Jobs 

AI is helping businesses operate more efficiently especially in areas such as customer service, automation, etc. Some companies even integrate AI in all their crucial systems. As AI gets implemented in every industry, the demand for an AI maintenance workforce is going to skyrocket. Companies would need large amounts of AI developers and engineers to maintain their systems.

AI Facilitator Jobs 

AI’s increased adoption in companies will see a demand for AI facilitators who will provide businesses with the flexibility to compile their own AI environments. This role will involve the creation of automated environments as well as build systems such as virtual assistants. The AI-based environments will help employees work better without compromising on security, governance, data control and compliance.

AI in Healthcare 

Healthcare is one area where there is a lot of scope for AI applications. PwC estimates that it would be one of the biggest winners from AI, where job opportunities could increase by nearly 1 million. In the near future, AI-powered healthcare will be available at a scale and on-demand for everyone. Hence, the requirement for AI-assisted healthcare technician jobs will see an upward surge.

AI in Automated Transportation

AI is already playing a major role in the automated transportation sector. Companies like Uber and Google are investing millions of dollars into AI-driven self-driving cars and trucks. As this mode of transportation picks up in the future, it is going to create plenty of vacancies for AI and machine learning engineers.

AI in Education

PwC’s recent report revealed that the education sector is poised to get almost 200,000 extra jobs. The education industry is slowly shifting towards e-learning. Concepts such as smart content, personalized learning, and other data-driven operations depend heavily on AI. An eSchool News study indicated that the application of AI in education will be increased by 47.5% by 2021. For facilitating such growth, the industry will need to hire plenty of AI and machine learning experts.

AI & Digital Assistance

Digital assistants such as the Google Assistant, Siri, Alexa, and Bixby are getting smarter by the year. Global IT behemoths such as Google, Samsung, and Amazon are pouring billions of dollars into making digital assistants perform complex tasks. These tasks include learning about our daily routines, speech recognition, etc. According to Zion market research, by 2025, the global intelligent virtual assistant market will reach $19.6 billion. This estimate purely indicates that a large amount of AI jobs will get generated in this industry.

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References:

Pwc, (2018), AI will create as many jobs as it displaces by boosting economic growth. Available at: https://www.pwc.co.uk/press-room/press-releases/AI-will-create-as-many-jobs-as-it-displaces-by-boosting-economic-growth.html [Accessed 23 March 2021].

Jha, M., (2020),15 Proven Facts Why Artificial Intelligence Will Create More Jobs in 2021. Available at: https://www.mygreatlearning.com/blog/15-reasons-why-ai-will-create-more-jobs-than-it-takes/ [Accessed 23 March 2021].

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