I have been digging into AI in a big way over the last few months and see its vast potential. I really can see the two sides; why people are afraid of it and why it is so exciting. You will hear about programs like ChatGPT, Midjourney, Lensa Dall E and Boomy.
One area of AI I am interested in is its impact on the workforce. Particularly jobs that AI will replace.
When I dug into some of the jobs AI will replace, it took me down a rabbit hole and both scared and excited me.
Will Doctors be replaced by AI?
For instance, I thought about doctors or, rather, General Practitioners. We go to the doctor when we have an ailment, either a new one or an ongoing one. The doctor uses their vast knowledge gained at practising for years and from their studies at universities, and also from a history that has been built up with their patients.
When we break it down, doctors work on knowledge. Aside from building up a relationship with their Knowledge gained from studying, ongoing knowledge with keeping up to date with the latest practices and historical knowledge, it’s all stored information in the doctor’s head and the doctor’s notes which are usually kept on a computer.
Well, that’s what AI is: Artificial intelligence leverages computers and machines to mimic the problem-solving and decision-making capabilities of the human mind. Unlike doctors, AI will be able to draw from a vast amount of data gathered and stored from other patients, locally and around the world. In effect they will be much more efficient at diagnosing and treating patients.
Scary isn’t it? or is it?
I dug some more and thought I would list 50 jobs and careers that AI could replace over the next 5 years.
50 Jobs That AI Will Replace In The Next 5 Years
Data entry: AI systems can be trained to extract and input data from various sources, such as documents or databases. This can save time and reduce the risk of errors.Customer service: AI-powered chatbots or virtual assistants can handle simple customer queries or complaints, freeing up human customer service staff to focus on more complex issues.Manufacturing: AI can automate specific manufacturing tasks, such as assembly line work or quality control. This can improve efficiency and reduce the risk of errors.Transportation: Self-driving vehicles and drones could potentially automate specific transportation jobs, such as delivery drivers or truckers. This could increase safety and efficiency.Data analysis: AI can be used to analyze large amounts of data and identify patterns or trends that would be difficult for humans to detect. This could potentially replace specific data analysis jobs.Financial analysis: AI can be used to analyze financial data and make predictions about market trends or the performance of investments.Medical diagnosis: AI can be trained to analyze medical images, such as X-rays or MRIs, and make diagnoses based on patterns and trends.Legal analysis: AI can be used to analyze legal documents and identify relevant information, such as precedents or relevant laws.Translation: AI can be used to translate text or speech from one language to another, making it easier for people to communicate across language barriers.Content creation: AI can be used to generate written content, such as news articles or social media posts. Articles like this one will be written by AI engines such as Chat GPT.Personal assistants: AI-powered personal assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri, can handle tasks such as setting reminders or answering questions.Sales: AI can be used to analyze customer data and make personalized sales recommendations.Social media management: AI can be used to manage social media accounts, such as by scheduling posts or responding to comments.Website design: AI can be used to design and optimize websites, considering user behaviour and preferences.Marketing: AI can be used to analyze customer data and create personalized marketing campaigns.Product recommendations: AI can be used to make personalized product recommendations to customers based on their browsing and purchasing history.Fraud detection: AI can be used to analyze financial transactions and identify patterns that may indicate fraudulent activity.Cybersecurity: AI can be used to identify and prevent cyber threats, such as by analyzing network activity and identifying anomalies.Supply chain management: AI can be used to optimize supply chain processes, such as by predicting demand and identifying bottlenecks.HR: AI can be used to automate certain HR tasks, such as resume screening and employee onboarding.Project management: AI can be used to manage projects by analyzing data and identifying potential problems or bottlenecks.Inventory management: AI can be used to optimize inventory levels, such as by predicting demand and identifying stock-outs.Predictive maintenance: AI can be used to predict when equipment is likely to fail, allowing for proactive maintenance to be scheduled.Quality control: AI can be used to identify quality defects in products, improving efficiency and reducing the risk of errors.Agriculture: AI can be used to optimize crop yields, such as by analyzing data on weather, soil conditions, and pest infestations.Environmental monitoring: AI can be used to monitor the environment by analysing air or water quality data.Energy management: AI can be used to optimize energy usage, such as by predicting demand and identifying opportunities to reduce consumption.Traffic management: AI can be used to optimize traffic flow, such as by analyzing data on traffic patterns and identifying bottlenecks.Disaster response: AI can be used to analyze data and identify areas that are at risk of natural disasters, such as earthquakes or floods.Space exploration: AI can be used to analyze data from space probes or satellites, allowing for more efficient exploration of the universe.Architecture: AI can be used to design buildings, taking into account factors such as energy efficiency and structural stability.Construction: AI can be used to automate certain tasks in construction, such as laying bricks or welding.Interior design: AI can be used to design interior spaces, taking into account factors such as aesthetics and functionality.Landscaping: AI can be used to design and maintain landscaping, such as by analyzing data on weather and soil conditions.Graphic design: AI can be used to create graphics, such as logos or brochures.Music composition: AI can be used to compose music by creating entirely new pieces or adding elements to existing compositions.Video editing: AI can be used to edit videos by selecting the best shots or adding special effects.Photography: AI can be used to analyze and optimize photographs, such as by adjusting lighting or colour balance.Film direction: AI can be used to direct films, such as by selecting camera angles or selecting the best takes.Virtual reality: AI can be used to create immersive virtual reality experiences, such as by generating realistic environments or characters.Game design: AI can be used to design and develop video games, such as by creating characters or generating levels.Nutrition: AI can be used to analyze data on nutrition and make personalized recommendations for healthy eating.Fitness: AI can analyse fitness data and make personalized recommendations for workouts or exercise plans.Mental health: AI can analyse mental health data and make personalized recommendations for treatment or therapy.Addiction treatment: AI can analyse addiction data and make personalized recommendations for treatment or recovery.Ageing: AI can be used to analyze data on ageing and make personalized recommendations for healthy ageing.Medical research: AI can be used to analyze data from medical research and identify patterns or trends that may lead to new treatments or therapies.Environmental research: AI can be used to analyze data on the environment and identify patterns or trends that may lead to new insights or solutions.Astronomy: AI can be used to analyze data from telescopes and other instruments, allowing for more efficient universe exploration.Genetics: AI can be used to analyze data on genetics and identify patterns or trends that may lead to new insights or treatments.
AI has the potential to transform many different fields and industries, making certain jobs more efficient and freeing up humans to focus on tasks that require creativity, emotional intelligence, and complex problem-solving skills. However, it is essential to note that AI is not expected to replace all jobs completely, as many tasks are uniquely human and cannot be automated. Instead, AI will likely augment many jobs and allow people to work more efficiently rather than completely replacing them. It is also possible that adopting AI in the workplace could lead to creating new types of jobs that do not currently exist.
Does AI excite you or scare you? let me know in the comments below.