One thing is for sure when it comes to the future: nothing is for sure. Everything is continually changing and developing; therefore, what we consider today as being the norm won’t be the case in a couple of years’ time. Technology has become a major part of our everyday lives, and it is due to affect them even further.
As a matter of fact, the way in which we work is due to change, sooner or later. At first sight, these technological advancements might be regarded as improvements for the future. While this could be true, to some extent, these technologies are expected to change the way in which we work irrevocably, whether we like that or not.
- Scheduling software
We anticipate that the future working environment will be dominated by computers. Everything surrounding us tells us that. Therefore, by utilizing state-of-the-art scheduling software, the jobs of people working in secretarial offices might be in jeopardy.
Concurrently, aside from organizing tasks and keeping things on track, the implementation of technology that monitors the activity of employees is expected. The employee time clock is such software, which might be highly appreciated by employers, yet hated by employees.
- Writing software
Not only is AI expected to revolutionize the realm of scheduling and organizing, but the domain of writing, as well. In fact, at the time being, there are certain programs that produce content. This brings us to the question: how could a robot produce content of the same quality as a human?
This question has decent grounds. Truth be told, now, AI has its range of shortcomings, meaning that it’s not 100 percent reliable. Nonetheless, during the last years, noteworthy improvements have been noted, which indicates one thing: this technology is bound to be enhanced until it reaches perfection. That being said, people working in the writing industry might encounter difficulty finding work in the foreseeable future.
- Translation software
The translating realm will also be invaded by AI. Let’s be honest, each and one of us has used Google Translate or a similar software, at least once. While it’s true that the translations are a bit off and, at times, they don’t make any sense, we still used the software. Primarily because it’s free, convenient, and easy to use.
While there is a lot of work to be done until translation software provides excellent results, it will happen, in the foreseeable future. On that note, people working in the translations might have to focus more on editing the translations delivered by AI, as opposed to translating the texts from scratch.
- CGI Technology
Another unsettling aspect is that AI is foretold to revolutionize the acting industry, as well. By utilizing new wave in CGI resurrection technology, famous artists and actors can be brought to screen. Essentially, this could mean seeing prestigious artists from the past on screen, without them having a say in that, whatsoever. This is disquieting, at the very least.
- Automatic Insurance Technology
Apparently, Japan has developed software that identifies and analyzes data fast, infinitely faster than any human could. By implementing this software in the insurance domain, people working this this realm will soon have to rethink their job preferences.
- Car-Driving AI
Although the introducing of car-driving AI might seem like excellent piece of news for those of you who don’t have a driving license, other people’s livelihoods depend on driving, to some extent or another. In plain English, with the implementation of car-driving AI, employers will no longer have to pay drivers to offer services, such as in the case of cab or delivery services. This might be translated into more profit for the employer, yet no job prospects for drivers.
- Automatic Medical Assistance
Although it might seem slightly unrealistic, the medical domain is bound to be altered by AI software, as well. Although it’s true that there is a long way until doctors will be utterly replaced by robots, this doesn’t apply in the cases of nurses, for instance. On the other hand, though, in the case of operating robots, a proficient surgeon would still have to run the robot.
As for the responsibilities of a nurse, it has been established that robots can now complete certain tasks and run errands. Responsibilities such as precise injections and other similar tasks could be tackled by robots in the future. To that end, in a few years’ time, doctors won’t require a nurse’s assistance, since that will be attended by AI software.
In summary, as you can see, most of the changes that are expected to change the world as we know it are dominated by AI. The fact that technology will come to play such an important role in our lives is unsettling. Time alone will tell to some extent will computers replace employees.