Just imagine you wake up on a vibrant Monday and head to your office. You’re hardly settled on your seat in the office when your boss calls you up for a meeting. After initial greetings of the day, your boss makes you meet an intelligent machine, saying, “Say hello to Mr. Robot. He is going to replace you from today.”
Well, this is not a very common nightmare for many right now, but it would be a common fear of millions of people across the planet in about a decade. You’re not reading a “Terminator” series book, but it is exactly how the future will shape up in the coming years. The artificial intelligence-studded robotic machines are going to kick a huge number of professionals out of their jobs.
The procession has started already in the first-world countries and the epidemic is going to spread to other continents of the world before anyone would know it.
All is not lost though! There are plenty of other jobs that artificial intelligence-studded intelligent machines can’t take over for now, including marketing and writing. According to a study, marketing managers have only a 1.4 percent chance of getting replaced by the machines. The same study showed that writers only have a 3.8 percent chance of getting transferred to robots.
Let’s take a look at some of the key data-centric jobs that intelligent machines will take over in the times to come.
- Computer Support Specialists
- Advertising Salespersons
Actually, the unprecedented shift has already started. You must have come across thousands of computer-operated calls from the leading companies like AT&T. It all means that telemarketers are already facing the music of this massive shift from creative humans to intelligent machines. According to an estimate, the career growth in telemarketing jobs is likely to fall down to 3 percent by the year 2024.
The reason why telemarketing is becoming an AI-operated area is that it hardly requires the highest level of social or emotional intelligence. You don’t really have to meet your prospective client in person. The call center management always provides their telemarketers a set script of questions, which they have to follow.
Have telemarketers dug their own grave by following the questionnaire? The time will have the answer to that. But for now, we can see websites dealing with their visitors of potential customers through chatbots. They literally have answers to all the questions that can arise in the mind of their visitors.
Bookkeeping clerk jobs will go extinct earlier than any other job. The basic reason behind this estimation is the fact that most of the organizations have already started using software like QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and FreshBooks to get the job done efficiently.
It is a one-time investment that every company would always appreciate rather than hiring a person with monthly salaries. This is why bookkeeping clerk jobs are expected to shrink by 8 percent by 2024.
With more technological advancements on their way, it is expected that there would be more stringent and effective bookkeeping tools available in the market in the next few years that may even surpass humans in performance. The time is certainly running out for bookkeeping officials.
Well, the answer would be YES! The English language has a proper set of rules and regulations that very much make it a mathematical equation. Machines work exceedingly well with all the things that are based on a system or a set of rules, especially mathematical rules.
It has given rise to the emergence of proofreading tools and software that are already helping editors and proofreaders in their jobs.
If you work as an editor or a proofreader at a digital marketing company, you must have used tools like Microsoft Office’s AI-based spelling and grammar check. Most of the companies now use a paid version of Grammarly, which has made it easier for the editorial staff to purge the content of different grammar and punctuation mistakes on one hand but exposed their work to the extent of getting replaced by machines on the other.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as far as AI-based grammar check apps are concerned. You also have another app known as Hemingway App that can do the job for you as an editor. Don’t think about resigning just now, because if you know how to write, you’re still out of danger.
You would rather never want to welcome the AI-based solutions if you work as a receptionist. You would have enjoyed the perks of doing your job on the automated phone and scheduling system. And you would have loved it too. Not anymore! Your very own savior is now going to replace you at the job. If you’re a fan of “The Office”, you would have come across how Pam predicted a grim future for the receptionists in the series.
Especially, if you are associated with a modern tech company, you’re in grave danger of losing your job because these companies don’t really have an office-wide phone system.
Computer support officials
Well, we have good news and bad news! Let’s start with good news! It has been projected that the computer support specialist jobs are set to spike by 12 percent by the year 2024. However, the bad news is that it would be replaced by intelligent machines too. If you dig further into the field, you’ll find that all kinds of content, from instructions, step-by-step manuals to tips and tricks, is easily available on the Internet.
The abundance of content would eventually lure companies and businesses to replace their computer support officials with artificial intelligence-based solutions, including bots and software.
All this points to a bleak future for the computer support officials. It’s time to start planning your new career mates.
If you’re a courier or delivery personnel, the reverse countdown has started already. You must have read or watch it on the news that the latest drones and robots have already started delivering the goods and packages to the clients in the shortest possible time.
You might have been one of those who would have welcomed the development at first. However, you need to think again! The future is going to be with these drones, not you. The wave of automation tsunami is on the rise and it will soon splash away your jobs. For now, you don’t need to worry that much. Because the courier services are expected to register a 5 percent growth by the year 2024.
Well, you don’t have a choice as a salesperson, do you? Yes, you’re right! In recent decades, the world of advertising has made a drastic shift towards web and social media from printed publications and TV-supported campaigns.
We all are a witness to this massive shift. People now don’t have the time to look at the signboards or newspaper ads. They are almost glued to the screens of their smartphones.
Search engine giant Google and many other such companies have already designed automated ad systems. These show these people the ads which are based on their browsing and searching habits and behavior. Since these ads relate to their interests, there has been a significant rise in the acceptance rate of such advertisements.
Whether you’re an Instagram fan or a Facebook lover, you will get to see these ads that are relevant to your needs. It is an alarming situation for the advertising officials, who are on the verge of losing their jobs in a big number. It will totally push salespeople out of the equation in the time to come.
The final word
There are many other professional fields, which are on the brink of getting whelmed by computers. The Rise of Computers is imminent and it will happen sooner or later. However, there are many other jobs that are not on the radar of AI-based intelligent machines for now. People who work as writers, marketing managers, public relations managers, chief executives, software developers, graphic designers, and human resource managers can still take a long breath and focus on their respective jobs. The best news for humans is that computers can’t have emotions and they can’t be creative. It means all the roles that are creative in nature and the ones that require services are not going to be replaced by the machines.