Why We Will Not Lose our Jobs to AI

Box News spoke to Edy Liongosari, Chief Research Scientist at Accenture Labs about the impact AI will have on the future job market. We wanted to ask him a question many people are asking, will we really lose our jobs to AI?

Edy does not think so. He points out a lot of the noise and hype around job losses is around well known jobs. What is less understood and conceptualised are the new jobs that are being created due to AI, new technologies and changing behavioural habits. 

“The highlights in the papers is ‘layoffs for this certain type of job’ mostly because the job is well known, transportation for example. The bus driver is a well known position. The jobs that are coming up are not that well known because it is new. For example data analysts, data scientists, data ethics, these are all ew positions. Very few people know about it, or are even qualified for it. They require some level of retraining. New jobs are rolling out, they are just now as well known.”

Edy goes on to say that there will be a transformation, but it is important for us to understand which jobs we are going to lose and which ones we are going to gain. 

“My daughter is turning 23 and will be looking for a job soon and this is exactly the same advice I gave her, you have to know roughly where the trajectory is, what type of future jobs will be and how will I need to be able to transition and that is relevant.”

If the Chief Research Scientist at Accenture Labs provides that advice to his daughter, we at Box News will take it too.