Why we will not lose our jobs to AI

By Alasdair Munn for Box News

Box News spoke to Edy Liongosari, Chief Research Scientist at Accenture Labs about the impact AI will have on the future job market.

Losing our jobs to AI – the reality

Will we lose our jobs to AI? Edy doesn’t think so. There’s a lot of noise and hype around the potential loss of jobs that might be caused by the influence of AI. While areas like transportation and administration may see shifts towards automation, what is maybe less understood and conceptualised are the new job opportunities AI is creating.

New roles for data analysts, data scientists, and in the emerging field of data ethics are starting to appear. Very few people know about these sorts of jobs, or are even qualified for them. Many roles will require some level of retraining, so the workplace needs to be prepared for this.

The workplace is transforming

Edy believes there will be a transformation, but we need to understand which jobs we might lose, and which 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.