Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to automate many tasks that are currently done by humans, and this has led to concerns that AI could lead to significant job loss in the future. However, it’s worth noting that AI is not just one technology, but rather a collection of technologies that can be used in many different ways. Some tasks are better suited for automation with AI than others, and some jobs are more likely to be impacted than others.
In many cases, AI will complement human workers rather than replace them. For example, AI can be used to automate repetitive tasks or analyse large amounts of data, which can free up humans to focus on more creative or strategic work. In some cases, the use of AI can create new jobs, such as the need for people to design, build, and maintain the AI systems.
However, it’s also true that some jobs may be at risk of displacement. In particular, jobs that are routine, predictable and can be easily described in a set of rules are more likely to be automated by AI. These are typically found in manufacturing, transportation, and administrative support.
It’s important to note that the effect of AI on employment will vary depending on the specific sector, and the ways in which it is implemented. It’s also important to consider the broader societal impacts of AI, such as how to ensure that everyone has the skills and resources they need to adapt to a changing labour market.
Overall, it’s likely that the impact of AI on jobs will be complex, and it will take time to fully understand how different industries and job types will be affected. It’s also important to think about how to mitigate the negative effects on workers and society, and how to take advantage of the opportunities that AI presents. But in our opinion generative AI should be embraced as the complimentary work tool that it is, alongside the likes of Office, Photoshop and any other software tool.