The future of jobs in the era of AI

Many people today are stressed over what AI means for their future employment, particularly those who have lived in their comfort zone for many years performing the same old tasks at work. For people who can embrace the unpredictable nature of life and thus recognize the continual requirement for flexibility in thought and action, as well as a desire to learn new things (skills, competencies, and knowledge) in new areas, AI at work is something to be excited about. This is particularly true if you’re able to think about and analyze what’s going on around you since it will help you spot possible opportunities to take advantage of your talents and determine what new skills and knowledge are required.


This demand for flexibility and adaptability is set to increase as workforce automation grows, according to the latest research from Gartner. People need to develop certain skill sets that can’t be performed well by AI, at least with current technology.


These skillsets include creativity, social and emotional intelligence, sensing, computational thinking, and deconstruction. These categories are supposed to help build an understanding of the human capabilities that are not as easily replicated by machines (yet).


Even if AI develops these capacities, humans should still be able to distinguish themselves from machines by being able to modify the application of these new talents/knowledge with the necessary interpersonal/soft skills for genuine job success. This brings about the following question: What responsibilities, duties, and activities can be automated to make things go more smoothly?

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