The future of AI is already here. As artificial intelligence (AI) technology continues to improve, it’s already significantly impacting our lives. AI is already at work all around us, impacting everything from our search results, to our online dating prospects, to the way we shop.
While impacting everything from our search results, to our online dating prospects, to the way we shop, data shows that the use of AI in many sectors of businesses has grown by 270% over the last four years. In contrast, according to research by LinkedIn, demand for AI skills has doubled in the past three years, and the number of roles advertised with AI in the job title has increased by 86%.
The advancement of artificial intelligence has created fears that human workers will become obsolete. But this doesn’t have to be a bad thing. The truth is that machines have taken over millions of jobs throughout centuries, and this has only caused humans to adapt and figure out how to operate in different ways. For example, the spinning jenny replaced weavers, buttons displaced elevator operators, and the Internet drove travel agencies out of business.
As with how the recent pandemic dropped so many changes in our daily—personal and professional—lives, many jobs were displaced and taken over by AI, with hopes that it would reduce as much human contact as possible. However, experts mention that AI will become more an ally than a challenge for employees and that it will fuel many existing industries and could have the potential to create many new sectors for growth, ultimately leading to the creation of more jobs.
As such, AI is likely to have a strong impact on these specific sectors in particular:
AI can be used to help doctors make more accurate diagnoses, which would be especially useful in the case of rare diseases. The medical industry has a robust amount of data, which can be utilized to create predictive models related to healthcare. These models can be used in conjunction with predictive analytics to determine which patient is most likely to develop a particular disease.
Driverless cars are already making their way into the market, and they’re more intelligent than we give them credit for. AI will also have a major impact on manufacturing, including within the automotive sector.
Cybersecurity is front of mind for many business leaders, especially considering the spike in cybersecurity breaches throughout the last few years. Now that machine learning is becoming more and more prominent in cybersecurity, it will be able to do more than just identify certain threats.
More conversations, fewer forms; more chatbots, fewer human agents. That’s the essence of conversational commerce. We can expect that moving forward AI will continue to drive e-commerce, including through the use of conversational AI, chatbots, shopper personalization, image-based targeting advertising, and warehouse and inventory automation.
As AI ramps up in almost every industry, it’s key to remember that AI, bots, and automation cannot function in isolation, and the positions surrounding AI will be essential for staying relevant and useful in the workplace as AI continues to develop.