The march of automation has already begun. Think driverless cars, AI assisted surgery and Google’s DeepMind. Predictions suggest that it’s a matter of when rather than if for many professions. But could you be replaced by AI?
How susceptible are you?
Is it possible that machine learning could take your job? Oxford University researchers Carl Frey and Michael Osborne’s work, ‘The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation? examined the likelihood of redundancy by automation.
The researchers predict that a whopping 47% roles will be automated at some point in the future. Roles with no requirement for educational attainment, offering low salaries were more likely to be computerised.
There are a number of telltale signs that your role is amongst those most likely to be automated. Here are 5 clues to look out for;
And Least Likely
Is it possible to future-proof your career? Frey and Osbourne found that the jobs least likely to be usurped by robot upstarts were roles requiring “perception and manipulation, creative intelligence, and social intelligence.” Professions where working with others is key, building rapport, managing complex relationships or producing creative solutions do not lend themselves to machine learning. If you see an emotionally intelligent machine then drop us a line, we’ll invite it round for a cup of tea and a chat. In the meantime if you want to take your first steps in future proofing your career start by building your emotional and social intelligence.
Originally published at positivechangeguru.com on February 22, 2017.