If you believe in the twilight realm fantasy depicted by Terminator and reiterated by Elon Musk, or you believe in Mark Zuckerberg’s more futuristic positive approach, the truth remains that AI is increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives and will remain so. If it’s Armageddon or Not!
‘People are afraid of AI not because it is evil, but because they are afraid of losing their jobs and becoming obsolete in the workplace.’ –
<< RatWebTech 2021>>
And this can be proven by you wanting to read this article.
So how do you build a future-proof career without fearing AI or how do you integrate ai into your future career?
Based on the previous articles on this series and know episode 3,
We have been able to understand:
- What is AI
- Functions of AI
- Levels of AI
- Difference between Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- History of AI
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Episode 1 on AI – What is Artificial Intelligence? – Machine Learning Explained!
Episode 2 on AI – Benefits Application and Challenges In AI.
And all this has been used to build momentum to this very key episode, the future proof career you all want.
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Many businesses are now using artificial intelligence and deep learning, and the influence of these innovations is only projected to grow. While this is exciting for companies trying to boost their efficiency, many workers are concerned that robotics will steal their work in the coming years.
Though AI will undoubtedly transform some types of occupations, it will never completely replace human workers—all you need to know is how to retain and market your skills.
The latest World Economic Forum (WEF) Future of Jobs report said that while new technologies can drive business growth, job creation and demand for specialized skills, they can also displace entire job categories when certain tasks become obsolete or automated. This changing landscape makes it critical for professionals to future-proof their skills to take advantage of these new opportunities.
WEF analysis found extensive evidence of accelerating demand for a variety of new specialist roles to latest emerging technologies: AI and Machine Learning Specialists, User Experience and Human-Machine Interaction Designers, Robotics Engineers, and many others. While, KPMG says the top 5 new jobs in AI are AI Architect, AI Product Manager, Data Scientist, AI Technology Software Engineer, and AI Ethicists.
The question is, how do you ensure you remain relevant to your career irrespective of AI?
So, whether you’re in college, beginning your career, or have been a member of an organisation for decades, here are some skills you can focus on to remain important in an AI-dominated workplace and world:
1. Be Up Front with Yourself About Your Skill Gaps.
A dedication to keeping current with emerging technologies and consumer demands is part of being a responsible professional. Be frank with yourself about the areas you need to brush up in, and rather than attempting to mask it, put in the effort to gain the degree of mastery you need to remain valuable in the future. Instead of blaming the transition, welcome it. – Tonya Echols, Vigere
2. Keep Learning/ Innovating
Even though we have demonstrated that AI will not leave the human population jobless, it does pose a challenge to jobs that are repetitive and easily automated. As a result, employees must look for opportunities to contribute both inside and outside of their current work profile. To do so, you must actively reinvent yourself.
3. Recognize the Opportunity to Transform
Upskill, Adapt & Stay Ahead of the Curve:
Present systems, procedures, and activities become obsolete because of disruptive emerging technologies. Instead of resisting transition, welcome it! You are better prepared to transform the infrastructure and align to the latest technologies because you understand the old way. This would necessitate you learning as much as you can about the new world order and looking for ways to be a reform agent. – Marvin Chambers, Built To Last Solutions, LLC
Every few decades, technical advancements endanger workers at all points of their careers. Whether it is the advent of machines and the internet or the recent penetration of smartphones in our lives, each new technical breakthrough necessitates workers upskilling and reskilling themselves in order to remain consistent for the evolving times. The era of another technology renaissance has arrived, and disciplines such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics, and so on are once again quickly transforming the business environment. And the best way to remain attractive to employers in the future is to engage in dynamic reskilling by pursuing advanced technological and specialized education on the job. –RatWebTechRatwebTech 2021
4. Develop Emotional Intelligence [EQ]
Emotional Quotient (EQ) or Emotional Intelligence is at the top of the list of human skills that can never be replaced by a computer. Simply put, EQ is the capacity to comprehend individuals, their motivations, and ways to collaborate with them in a harmonious and cooperative manner. EQ is now seen as a more important attribute than IQ for long-term growth because, in every industry, people inevitably want to engage with humans rather than be led by a computer, both physically and metaphorically.
5. Work on Innovative and Creative Problem Solving:
Thinking outside the box, addressing challenges in innovative ways, recognizing potential possibilities, and so on are some of the core characteristics that count as innovative problem-solving strategies, and these capabilities will remain important regardless of how thoroughly AI is integrated into the workplace. According to a report undertaken by Adobe, 86% of 2000 educators in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Germany agree that students with artistic talents will be able to obtain higher-paying positions in the future and will not be impacted by automation due to AI and ML.
6. Define Your Role in the New Workplace
How well do you fit in the new workplace?
Since the invention of the wagon wheel, there has been technology. Worrying over scientific advancements would have little impact on the result. It is more important for you to train yourself and plan for the world of work in the future. This entails seeing creativity as an incentive and determining your place in the universe. This entails accepting transition while being faithful to oneself.
7. Establish The ‘Insight’ Muscle
AI is excellent at detecting patterns, working with vast amounts of data, and forecasting to some degree. When you ask it “why?” all falls apart. AI and machine learning are good at data but not so good at information. Information is a subset of data. We (humans) add real value through knowledge, opinion, and inference—real-life experience. Gain intuition to defeat the robots. –
8. Promote Yourself as an Innovator
Automated looms replaced humans, automobiles replaced horses, and machines replaced assembly line workers; there is still something that threatens to disrupt the economic status quo and reduce employment. In fact, there are more jobs and ways to generate income than ever before. To “future-proof” yourself, develop your abilities as an innovator, a people-skills expert, and a value creator for others.
9. Choosing a Specific Career Path with AI
Before embarking on a new career path, you must first determine the type of profile you want to undertake. In the field of AI and machine learning, there are many career opportunities. For example, you can design AI-enabled goods and services, investigate real-world challenges where AI solutions can be implemented, test and improve algorithms, perform research to advance existing technology, mine and analyze data to generate value, design software and information infrastructure, and so on.
The crucial point to note is that, while academic qualifications, expertise, and knowledge from different job positions must be matched when pursuing a conventional career path, this is not the case when venturing into the world of AI. You may follow a career in AI in almost any industry, including engineering, marketing, transportation, banking, art, science, medical, and military. AI has infiltrated nearly every market possible, and there is a significant difference between demand and availability of qualified candidates in all of them.
AI and subsequent automation will change the face of many jobs, but it will create even more new opportunities. Although these emerging possibilities do not yet exist, the desire for human skills to successfully exploit their ability will never go away.
Continuous schooling, upskilling, relearning, exposure to other cultures, developing and cultivating a dynamic network of peers, and proactively getting input on your work would help you to improve your specific human abilities that robots or machines cannot match. Regardless of how AI can or may not affect the workplace, displaying emotional intelligence, imagination, empathy, academic interest, and problem-solving skills is essential.
The AI ecosystem is expanding at an unprecedented rate while still influencing all other related innovations, and the environment is not yet prepared to grasp all its manifestations. In such a volatile business climate, a strategic approach to preparing for future capabilities is the most important factor for your growth. It is now time to move about your academic qualifications, knowledge, and experience while developing your career plan, and look for newer short- and long-term skills that you will need to learn or improve.
My Final Thoughts
If you are at risk of losing your work due to the growth of AI, it is not because you lack talent, but because these technological advancements are creating unparalleled disruptions in the private sector. Yes, many jobs will become redundant as AI takes over the industry world, but an equal number of new openings will emerge. So, the time has come to take hold of your career’s future. The changes are coming soon, but the good news is that there are more chances than ever before to learn AI and keep ahead of the curve. It will undoubtedly be difficult, but it will also be very beneficial to your future.
Episode 1 on AI – What is Artificial Intelligence? – Machine Learning Explained!
Episode 2 on Artificial Intelligence – Benefits Application and Challenges In Artificial Intelligence.
Episode 3 on AI/ ML – Future-Proofing Your Career In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence
Episode 4 integrating Artificial Intelligence into your business and career- coming soon
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