If there’s anything we can say about the future, it’s that none of us can say for certain what it will bring. Times are changing – sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. What used to be the norm 20 years ago is no longer the norm today – just like what is the norm today will not be the norm 20 years from now.
And once more, we are currently going through a series of changes – changes that will greatly affect the way in which we will work – or not work. Some technologies may seem like an improvement for the future – but it will surely bring unease into the hearts of every employee.
- Writing Software
Artificial intelligence has become more and more common nowadays, literally sounding the death bell for more and more jobs. A software which is slowly but surely catching on is WordSmith, an AI program which will write content for anyone in need.
Now, you could ask the question: “how could an AI write better than an actual human?” Well, from present experience, you probably know that artificial writing software comes with a lot of errors – but it has definitely improved over the past couple of years. That’s because an AI learns as it goes, and in the near future, it will most likely reach perfection. This means that people working for a content writing company and anyone else making a living out of this will be at great risk in the future.
- Translation Software
How many of you had fun using Google Translate in the past, simply because it seemed to you that the translations were way off? Granted, when online translators started taking shape, they did not have enough data to go one – which is why every translation came up with so many blunders.
Nowadays, however, translating software got smarter – to the point that even if you are trying to find a mistake, you are not very likely to find any. What does this mean for people that have a degree in translating? Well, the thought of going through a career change will surely cross their mind.
- Automatic Insurance Software
Ai strikes again, this time in the insurance industry. In Japan, for instance, they developed a piece of software that can analyze and process all kinds of data very fast – much faster than any human possibly could. What could this mean for employees in the insurance industry? Well, it’s definitely something to lose sleep over.
- Scheduling Software
In a world dominated by computers, we will enter a world where computer will make our schedules for us. Backed up by an AI, this technology will arranged our days based on collected data, putting the jobs of people in secretarial offices at risk.
Furthermore, this is also a good way to stalk keep track of your employees. The employee time clock, for instance, is another piece of software that is heaven for employers – but hell for employees. They will show your boss exactly when you clocked it, clocked out, or sneaked out for a coffee break.
- CGI Technology
People working in the acting industry are also unsettled by the new wave in CGI resurrection technology. Basically, they are using software to bring back famous actors and artists that can no longer appear on the screen – which means that those who are only beginning to work in this industry are literally being haunted by ghosts of the past.
- Automatic Medical Assistance
While doctors are still a long way from being replaced (a robot will still need a surgeon to operate it), this doesn’t apply to nurses working under a certain doctor. Robots that can run errands and complete tasks such as precise injections are slowly but surely making their way into the medical system. Soon enough, nurses won’t even be a necessity in a doctor’s office, which leaves them with the question: why didn’t I just go for a doctor’s degree in the first place?
- Car-Driving AI
While this may sound like wonderful news for those that can’t drive even if their life depended on it, it’s very bad news for those employed at a taxi company. Basically, with a car driven by an AI, the employer will no longer have to pay the “other person in the car,” which means more profit for the boss – but no job for drivers.
As you can see, most of these technologies are powered by an AI. Will employees be replaced by computers in the future? That’s hard to tell. Still, it’s something to be concerned about.