BY Taimoor Mughal
You’ve probably seen a range of movies already which are depicting just how easily the technological world is going to make their move to create a whole new era for us. Yes, the machines will take over possibly every aspect of our lives. But how soon will this be happening?
Let me share just how the future of AI may shape the workplace of tomorrow.When you talk of artificial intelligence (AI), you might think of smarty-pants robots that can service our every whim (that is the dream of some though). While real robots may be in the cards, the future of AI will also revolutionize the way we work (in real life and in the metaverse). In fact, AI is already in your workplace: You use AI when you use Google Maps to find your way to an off-site meeting (perhaps in a self-driving car?), or when you use spell-check for a report. It is slowly transgressing and moving into how we actually work every day. Things have definitely been getting smarter in ways we adapt the smartness of AI. But the use of the same only continues to revolutionize.
The current state of AI and the future of AI goes far beyond simplifying mundane tasks, however. Artificial intelligence is now advancing where it can “think” like humans, can make us healthier, less stressed and happier through advancements in medicine, manufacturing and more. It’s not without its downsides, though. So let’s take a look at what the future of AI holds for the workplace, including some drawbacks and benefits you might see in your lifetime.
Artificial intelligence is all around you. Applying for a job? There’s a good chance AI is screening resumes before they reach a human. This is especially true when the resume definitely needs to have certain requirements. Use a voice assistant on your phone to help you with workplace tasks? Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri all use AI to answer your questions and perform functions.When you use Google or another search engine to look up information, you’re using AI. When your company car prevents you from swerving off the road when you’re drowsy, it uses AI. Manufacturers use AI to find simpler and more affordable ways to produce better-quality products. AI can also review the history of manufacturing equipment to determine the best times to maintain the machinery. In the medical industry, AI can find tumors with a better success rate than radiologists. It can also diagnose other illnesses and determine the best way to proceed with medical trials. And when it comes to marketing, AI will be able to create the ads you see or articles you read. There are already articles and ad-writing bots that developers claim are almost as good as a human creator. Whenever humans consider the future of AI, it’s with one big question in mind: Will robots take my job? Most experts agree that humans will still be a necessary part of the workforce, at least for a very long time. And as more and more of the mundane tasks people are forced to do in the name of productivity become intelligently automated using AI, people will be free to do what we all do best and what makes us happiest: creative problem-solving. This will require a major shift in our thinking about what has value in the world and how we obtain our basic needs. While it’s true that some jobs will disappear, new ones that involve working specifically with AI will arise. The biggest shift may be in what we get out of work, a change akin to the reshaping of labor in the wake of the Industrial Revolution. Many jobs will become more rewarding as people perform their work alongside AI, solving problems in new and exciting ways. So much of culture in the modern age is built around the idea of putting in 40 hours at work, regardless of whether those hours spent tied to a place, a desk or a role are actually necessary.
There are many benefits of artificial intelligence, but the big plus to using AI in the workplace is that it does repetitive and mundane tasks that no one really wants to do. This can make work for humans easier, making us more productive with less effort. For example, AI can input data into spreadsheets, help online customers return purchases or fill out forms.