March 17, 2020  |  Purdue Global

Are robots really coming for our jobs?

A new technological revolution is coming. As more companies invest in automation, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics, there is widespread fear that American workers are going to be replaced by machines.

These concerns are valid. The Brookings Institution says that artificial intelligence is expected to be better equipped than humans to write a high school essay by 2026, write a best-selling book by 2049, and perform surgery by 2053.

But it’s not as catastrophic as you might think. For all the millions of jobs that will be made redundant due to technology in the coming years, automation and AI will also create new employment opportunities at a vast scale. ZipRecruiter found that artificial intelligence created three times as many jobs as it destroyed in 2018.

The questions are, then, these: Which fields are most at risk of losing jobs to automation? Do you have the right skills to transition into the increasingly digital world? What will make you a valuable employee in the face of automation? How do you overcome the challenges that technology will likely create in your lifetime?

How to Prepare for Automation and AI

One excellent way to stay useful in the face of automation and AI is to remain teachable and continue learning. Start with this ebook. In it, you will learn:

  • Which jobs are at risk for disruption
  • The geographic areas most likely to be impacted
  • What you can do to protect your job from automation

To learn what the true impact of automation and AI on the workforce will be and how to remain a skilled worker, download our ebook now.

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