There is increased fear that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will soon replace professionals in different fields. However, this fear isn’t new as it has been around since the 1930s when the automated assembly lines started becoming popular. Yet the unstoppable march of modern technology has seen machines replacing human workers.
With the adoption of AI technologies across the globe, theorists have forecasted that it might kill many jobs that are currently being done by professionals.
The inexorable technology will replace a large part of the jobs that incorporate manual and repetitive undertakings. In this post, we’ve taken a closer look at 6 professionals that will soon be replaced by AI.
Proofreaders are tasked with the role of reading already written content and correcting grammatical and spelling mistakes.
This job can be tiring, especially when you have a long book that you must carefully read and edit.
However, with the growth of artificial intelligence, there are numerous tools writers can use to correct such errors.
For example, Grammarly has become very popular recently. Grammarly’s AI is so intelligent that it gives users better suggestions for richer words. It even tells you how you can rewrite a sentence in a much better way.
Although this makes the process of proofreading more reliable and efficient, it will also affect the livelihoods of people who earn living proofreading.
It’s expected that in the next 3 years, the number of accountants will drop by 8%. This isn’t surprising taking into consideration that most of the bookkeeping work is already automated. Microsoft office, FreshBooks, and QuickBooks offer accounting programs that are cheaper than a worker’s salary.
Today, about 99 percent of telemarketing is being done by AI robots. As a matter of fact, it’s likely that you’ve already received calls from multinational; businesses about services or products they offer.
Research shows that by 2024, the growth of telemarketing jobs will drop by 3%. This is because the skills needed to become a telemarketer allows for the role to be taken by AI robots mainly because to succeed as a telemarketer, you do not need any emotional intelligence.
Moreover, there is a low conversion rate for telemarketers making the role more prone to replacement by robots.
Computer Support Specialist
Nowadays, many computer troubleshooting is even being done by non-technical staff because of the numerous tips, tutorials, and step-by-step guides shared by computer experts on the web.
For instance, if you’re looking to remove the Screen of Death of your Windows PC, you can use another PC connected to the web and resolve the issue by yourself.
Moreover, large corporations are currently utilizing automated software to handle consumer support queries, so it isn’t surprising that AI robots could soon replace this profession.
Advertising has slowly become the most sought-after job on mainstream media as well as the web landscape.
Just a few years back, radio and newspaper advertising was the sultriest trend, but after the TVs came, the conventional media was rendered irrelevant.
Currently, with people spending most of their time on social media, businesses have adopted social marketing to reach billions of people around the world.
Many of the biggest social media platforms provide a wide range of ways to promote services or products to the public.
Although this area can’t be completely replaced, it’s expected that it will largely rely on automation.
In science-fiction films, you’ve most likely seen huge robotic arms doing operations and performing surgeries. Today, that’s a reality. Experts have shared their views stating that AI robots will replace doctors and surgeons by 2035.
Now you might have some doubts about how robotic machines will perform sophisticated surgeries? Won’t they need humans to operate the robot’s arms?
Essentially, all surgeries and operations will be undertaken in the presence of machines. The AI robot can quickly evaluate large amounts of data, which will ultimately help make precise and more accurate decisions that will substantially help patients.
In doing so, it’s an undisputed fact that AI robots will replace surgeons and doctors in the future. And even though it will cost many healthcare professionals their jobs, it’s for the better.
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