Okay, it’s finally time to address the elephant in the room.
Will your job be replaced by AI?
It’s inevitable that AI technology will continue to develop and become integrated into many workplaces across industries. It’s finding its way onto people's tongues and new apps like wildfire.
After the mammoth hype that ChatGTP ‘generated’ - becoming the fastest growing consumer application in history with 100 million users gained in its first two months - there is no doubt that this technology will continue to have an impact on jobs and the way we work.
So if we can’t avoid it - we should at least know what to expect and how best to adapt so that we can continue to put bread on the table.
Let’s start by looking at what AI is really good at, and what it really isn’t.
Jobs AI Excels At:
- Data Analysis: AI swiftly analyzes vast datasets, revealing insights and patterns.
- Routine Tasks: AI automates repetitive tasks, improving efficiency and reducing errors.
- Customer Support: AI-powered chatbots provide instant responses and support.
- Financial Analysis: AI assists in automated financial analysis and trading.
- Predictive Modeling: AI algorithms make accurate predictions based on historical data.
- Administrative Tasks: AI streamlines administrative processes, saving time and resources.
Jobs Requiring Human Expertise:
- Creative Professions: Human imagination and artistic expression remain unmatched by AI.
- Complex Problem-Solving: Human judgment and critical thinking excel in solving novel and ambiguous problems.
- Emotional Intelligence: Roles involving empathy, compassion, and interpersonal skills are best suited for humans.
- Ethical Decision-Making: Human values and moral judgment navigate complex ethical dilemmas.
- Adaptability and Innovation: Humans possess the ability to adapt to new situations and drive innovation.
It's not so much a question of whether your job will be replaced by AI, but more about being replaced by someone who is better at working with AI tools.
The best thing you can do right now is to embrace a collaborative future with AI. Here are the top 3 things you can start doing right now:
- Embrace the potential of AI to augment your skills and enhance productivity.
- Focus on developing your uniquely human attributes that complement AI capabilities.
- Foster a collaborative environment where humans and AI work together for optimal outcomes.
Check out our AI finance assistant if you want to learn more about how it supports finance teams.