A lot of people are concerned about the growing deployment of robotic operators in the job sector. In most cases this will lead to jobs being made redundant over time, as they will no longer be completed by humans. While this may not cause a large job cut by any means, the number of positions safe from “invasion by the robots’ is a lot smaller than originally anticipated.
No Job Is Safe From The Rise of Robots
Despite some of the general fears people have about robots completing a human’s job, it has to be said that we humans are completing a lot of jobs beneath our level. Administration, cleaning, and whatnot are all tasks that can easily be completed by robots all over the world. Humans, with their cognitive functions, are better suited for higher functioning jobs.
In a way, this would be a significant positive development for the job sector as a whole. With more people being able to focus on the things that truly matter (with no equal in the robot industry) our society can become far more efficient over time. Some jobs will ultimately transform into entirely new offerings, and humans will need to change to accommodate these needs.
To make matters even more intriguing, the largest portion of any country’s economy revolves around providing services. In fact, more services are exported than goods in some parts of the world, which is an unexpected change. It is not surprising that most of these jobs are also some of the highest-paying in the entire industry.
But if there is no longer a need for human involvement in these jobs, that situation will come to change. New technologies are painting a future in which bankers, lawyers, and any other middleman may become entirely obsolete. This is a positive development for the consumer, but these people will not be too keen on such a drastic change. In fact, it will cost them their jobs, unless they are willing to reinvent themselves.
Moreover, using robots in the job sector is an excellent way to end some of the archaic drawback associated with the financial sector–no more corruption, political agendas, or human error. All of those factors contribute to a less than optimal financial ecosystem, affecting everyone on the planet. Traditional professions could quickly become a thing of the past, bringing lower prices of professional services as well.
We live in an era where virtually any task carried out by humans can be converted into a complex piece of software. Artificial intelligence developments only make this future more realistic, as things are evolving at an accelerated pace. Digital systems are the way forward, which is both positive and a worrisome trend.
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