Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly advancing technology that is transforming various industries. As AI becomes more sophisticated and capable, it raises concerns about its impact on the workforce and the future of jobs. Will AI leave humans jobless? This is a topic of much debate among experts in various fields.
The Director of Communications at LCmediaHouse, Nishat Mukaddam, sees AI as a tool that makes jobs easier and more efficient, rather than a threat. She uses natural data processing and machine learning algorithms to analyze customer sentiment and optimize clients’ websites and social media content, which has increased online visibility and engagement. She also uses AI for personal tasks such as setting reminders, playing music and believes that AI can make our lives easier and more fun, and should be embraced instead of feared.
Aniket Jaggi, co-founder at Ox Pro Media, points out that AI will make some jobs redundant in the future, like those with predictable and repetitive tasks. Jaggi says, “AI will make some jobs easier, like analyzing medical images and assisting with drug discovery, but it cannot make strategies. Humans are needed to guide and make decisions.”
“Jobs with unpredictable scenarios, like a plumber, AI would not be able to handle them. Organizations will have to anticipate which roles will become redundant and upskill their workforce accordingly,” he adds. Overall, he expects AI to bring about job displacement and transformation in certain sectors but also create new jobs and opportunities in fields such as data science, machine learning and AI development.
Shashank Shrivastava, the founder of Exampay, an ed-tech company, believes that AI has immense capabilities in education, but it will not replace humans.
Opening about it, Shrivastava says, “AI will not replace jobs that require diplomacy, communication, and building connections with different cultures, especially in India where there are many cultures and religions. It also cannot replace teachers, as it cannot cater to the needs of a variety of students and it is hard for AI to balance being playful and serious as a teacher.”
He also mentions that mock test providers use AI but if AI is their core strength, they will lose their jobs, because research, planning, and understanding of examiners’ expectations cannot be done efficiently by AI. He also concludes that AI will not leave humans jobless.
Bibhuti Chourasia, investor and founder of Khubi Studio, believes that photography, videography, video editing and similar niches will face challenges due to advancements in AI, but also brings many opportunities. He believes that AI tools are like paint brushes and colours, everyone will have the same tools but it is the designer that makes the difference. Chourasia feels, “Designing is not just about having templates and elements, it is about ideas, creativity, understanding of colour psychology, brand image, target market preference of colours and more, which AI cannot figure out on its own.”
He also mentions that his company Khubi Studio is trying to upgrade itself so that instead of competing with AI, they can use it for assistance and better-quality production, with the ultimate goal of serving its clients with or without AI tools.
Rahul Ranjan, founder of Writrox, a resume writing agency, believes that AI will replace some humans who are not efficient in their jobs, but not those who offer quality work. He specifically mentions that AI will not replace C-suite and senior management level positions, as they require creativity, reasoning, planning and leadership skills, which AI is yet to acquire. He also states that experts in various fields will welcome AI as it will act as an assistant to them, reducing their workload.
“In the resume writing industry, many agencies will lose their businesses but tech-savvy expert agencies will use AI, as it will make it easier to create the first draft and optimize it to target humans’ hearts and minds. AI is not capable of feeling and expressing emotions appropriately,” says Ranjan.
He concludes that the future of the corporate world is the survival of the fittest, where the weakest will be replaced by AI while the strongest will use AI as an assistant or employee.
Overall, the experts have varying views on the impact of AI on the workforce. While some see it as a threat to jobs, others see it as a tool that can make jobs easier and more efficient. Some believe that AI will replace certain jobs, while others believe it will create new opportunities. It is clear that AI will bring about changes in the workforce and organizations will have to anticipate and adapt to these changes in order to remain competitive in the future.