Artificial intelligence future of work- AI and machine learning are already changing the way we work, and the future will likely see some big changes. AI could also create more jobs and help us recruit candidates as long as people are willing to adapt and work smarter.
AI is developing at whirlwind rates. While nobody can say for certain how it will impact our work and personal lives, we can make a good few educated guesses. Also, with COVID-19 limiting human interaction in the built environment, advancements in AI and automation are on course to accelerate (providing funding is available, of course).
The age-old fear among some of the population is that AI will displace workers, leading to high levels of unemployment. A report by management consulting firm McKinsey shows that between 400 million and 800 million individuals across the globe could be “replaced” by automation and need to find new jobs by 2030.
However, AI could also create more jobs, as long as people are willing to adapt and work smarter. Research by PwC suggests that AI will add more to global GDP by 2030 than the combined current output of China and India.
So, in what ways could artificial intelligence change the future of work?
Shared augmented workplaces
The virtual communication technologies being developed currently will dramatically enhance the way we experience remote working. Widespread access to WiFi and portable devices have led to an increase in dispersed teams. Companies are replacing their traditional offices with virtual offices, enabling them to access global talent.
Holographic transportation can imitate the physical face-to-face interactions that add value to our workplace experience; the things we usually miss out on when telecommuting. In place of video conferencing screens, augmented reality allows us to collaborate in real time with our coworkers through 3D holographic images and avatars.