As an expert blog writer, I’m here to offer an engaging take on the implications of AI on our current job market. Although I’m not a futurist or technologist, I’ve found that AI can be incredibly useful for tasks like content creation. It can even be used for more tedious tasks, although with a heavy hand in editing.
No matter how you feel about AI, it’s here, and it’s important to know which jobs are most at risk of being replaced. According to a Goldman Sachs study, millions of full-time jobs around the world will be impacted by automation. However, these jobs will mostly be complemented rather than substituted by AI.
Joe Apfelbaum, who teaches entrepreneurs how to use AI, says these jobs will mostly be those that use a process that can be done faster and cheaper with AI like assembling products or filing tax returns. Paul Canetti, professor at Columbia Business School and founder/CEO of Skej, an AI scheduling assistant company, adds that decision makers and people managers are also safe because AI cannot motivate or relate to humans or build political capital.
Shannan Monson, a founder and educator, encourages us to keep a positive outlook, noting that the introduction of AI has allowed us to do things faster and easier with less effort – much like the invention of the dishwasher.
The transition to AI is both slower and faster than we think. Those who absorb and master it quickly are at a greater advantage. Canetti encourages us to envision the alternate version of ourselves who have mastered AI, and use it to our advantage. AI may not take our jobs, but someone using it might!
The most important thing is to focus on developing executive functioning and leadership skills – skills that will always have value regardless of the technology available. Additionally, it’s important to get in touch with who you are, and understand your strengths and passions. AI may be able to do a lot of things, but it doesn’t have the same passion and creativity as humans.
I’m a 6x award-winning marketing strategist and on-camera media trainer. I help entrepreneurs and business owners become thought leaders through video and podcasts. My experience with AI has allowed me to focus on deeper level strategy and human relations, rather than writing blog posts or summarizing podcast episodes. AI can help us be more efficient in our work, but it’s ultimately up to us to stay relevant and keep up with the times.