Will my job be automated?
Due to the significant amount of research and development done in Automation and AI over the past few years we will start to see a significant portion of jobs taken off the market.
It is estimated to be ~36% in the US and ~32% in Europe.
Which jobs will be affected?
It is not just repetitive tasks that can easily be automated that will be done by robots and computes – it is also more seemingly complex tasks as a result of AI.
For example in the past the Toyota needed a team of robotic arm calibrators to calibrate the car assembly line robots during a set maintenance window. With AI coupled with image recognition the robotic arm manufacturers allow for self calibration on the fly. So instead of relying on the target object to be at the same place at the same time the robot can adjust to the objects position in real-time using its in-built camera. This has a significant impact on processes such as seam welding where incorrect weld positioning can lead to structural / safety issues.
Apart from the fact that this reduces down time and improves accuracy it also reduces the dependence on factory workers.
The jobs that are unlikely to be replaced by an algorithm or a robot in the near future are those which have one of the following:
Jobs with a distinctly human element:
Strong cases for this are in customer facing roles like sales, care providers, emergency response and so on.
Jobs with a strong creative element:
Designers, architects, web directors, artists etc
Jobs which are too variable to automate:
Construction work, mechanical repairs, plumbing, electrical etc.