How can We Secure a Job against the Artificial Intelligence?
The idea that the quest for strong Artificial Intelligence (AI) would ultimately succeed was long thought of as science fiction, centuries or more away. However, thanks to recent breakthroughs, many AI milestones, which experts viewed as decades away merely five years ago, have now been reached, making many experts take seriously the possibility of superintelligence in our lifetime.
Several months ago, AlphaGo has again defeated Ke Jie, the world’s number one Go player, in their second game, meaning the AI has secured victory in the three-part match. The win over Ke, universally considered the best Go player in the world, essentially confirms that AlphaGo has surpassed human Go ability a little over one year after the AI first beat Lee Se-dol.
The AI progressed so fast which results in the deep concern from many big names in science and technology industry. Recently, Elon Musk just expressed the concern that robots would be able to do your job better than you.
The jobs that will disappear will be anything in the next five are those that are repetitive and can be taken over by AI such as manual testing, infrastructure management, BPO and system maintenance will massively decline over the next five years.
Nearly half of U.S. jobs will potentially be replaced by robots and automated technology in the next 10 to 20 years, according to a 2013 study by Oxford University’s Carl Frey and Michael Osborne. Transportation operators will be the first to lose their jobs, says Musk. The U.S. Department of Transportation says one in seven jobs in the U.S. is transportation-related.
But no job is safe, Musk says. “Transport will be one of the first to go fully autonomous. But when I say everything — the robots will be able to do everything, bar nothing.” In the coming years, an increasing number of jobs are likely to be on the chopping block. Those figures are more dire in less developed countries. A 2016 analysis from the World Bank estimated that roughly two-thirds of all jobs in developing nations around the globe are susceptible to replacement by automation.
However, core development jobs will not feel the impact of job loss, said Kashyap Dalal, Chief Business Officer. “The IT industry is seeing the impact of two major trends – one, that of AI and machine learning. And second, that of legacy skill-sets going out of date. While there is risk to jobs due to these trends, the good news is that a huge number of new jobs are getting created as well in areas like Cyber Security, Cloud, DevOps, Big Data, Machine Learning and AI. It is clearly a time of career pivot for IT professionals, to make sure they are where the growth is.”
Google did acknowledge the consequences of those evolutions — as “more than a third of jobs are likely to require skills that are uncommon in today’s workforce.” The report further provides insights into the preferred technology skills based on a survey of 7,000 IT professionals from key metros. Over 50 percent of IT professionals with work experience of 4–10 years have invested in courses and training programs to help them build new skills. Big Data & Analytics, Project Management, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Agile & Scrum, and Digital Marketing are among the top domains in which professionals are investing for online training programs.
By Wang Yikun