Five professions that may vanish in near future because of AI

February 27, 2024  16:12

Although it is impossible to predict the exact future, however, with the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), several professions/jobs may be significantly affected or even eliminated in the near future (within the next 5-10 years).

Here are some of them, the data is taken from the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report 2020, McKinsey & Company's Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation and the Brookings Institution's Automation and the future of work reports.

1. Repetitive Manufacturing Workers. Tasks like assembly line work, welding, and painting are becoming increasingly automated, with robots demonstrating high efficiency and accuracy. The evolving capabilities of AI could further automate these roles, leading to job losses in industries like manufacturing and construction.

2. Taxi Drivers and Delivery Drivers. Self-driving car technology is making significant strides. With advancements in navigation, obstacle detection, and decision-making, autonomous vehicles could become widespread in the near future, potentially replacing human drivers in taxi services, delivery companies, and ride-sharing platforms.

3. Cashiers and Retail Sales Associates. Self-checkout kiosks are becoming increasingly common, and AI-powered systems are streamlining inventory management and customer service in retail stores. This trend could further reduce the need for human cashiers and retail workers, especially for routine tasks.

4. Data Entry Clerks and Bookkeepers. AI can already process vast amounts of data with high accuracy, automating tasks like data entry, record-keeping, and basic bookkeeping. As AI capabilities continue to develop, these roles might become significantly automated, reducing the need for human data entry specialists.

5. Telemarketers and Simple Customer Service Representatives. Chatbots and virtual assistants are becoming increasingly sophisticated, handling basic customer inquiries, scheduling appointments, and providing basic troubleshooting. As AI technology advances, these virtual assistants could handle a wider range of customer service tasks, potentially replacing human representatives in specific roles.

It's important to remember that these are just potential scenarios, and the timeline for these professions to completely vanish can vary depending on various factors. Additionally, AI is likely to create new opportunities in different fields, requiring continuous learning and adaptation to navigate the changing job market.

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