There is no question that robots are moving up the corporate ladder by taking over higher paying jobs. The robot technology is and will continue to advance, and is already fast moving past entry level, lower skill jobs.
So today I want to share with you some new tidbits I’ve learned in the past couple of weeks. Our subject is technology disruptions in the workforce and AI or artificial intelligence. The question today is: How are you going to position yourself as technology disruptions and AI begin to creep into your workplace?
As many of you know, I’ve posted on this subject numerous times particularly focusing on the banking and financial service sectors but it really does impact just about every sector. Many people think that the new mode doing business will only effect entry level positions. That’s not true. Technology gets smarter every day. I have already posted on how those advancements will affect attorneys, CPA’s, Insurance companies, medicine, etc. The list is lengthy.
Let me share a few stats from the engineering sector.
- By 2020 – 3 very short years – more than one in 10 workers in American automobile plants will be a robot according to the International Federation of Robotics in its 2017 World Robotics report.
- The growth, estimated to increase by 14% by 2020, is concentrated in 5 countries – China, South Korea, Japan, Germany and the United States.
- Increasing availability and levels of precision enables more and more manufacturers from companies of all sizes to automate.
- These robots are being developed and commercializing based on real-time data collected by sensors on the robots.
That said, a couple of weeks ago, I attended a luncheon and the speaker was a gentleman named Dave Copps, founder and CEO of Brainspace Corp. Google him – his company is one of the world’s leaders in machine learning and AI transforming markets and the world.
Currently now, Brainspace is playing a lead role in Investigative Analytics and Cyber Security.
What do I say that? Because, according to Dave, the next 10 years will see more technology change than the last 100 years combined. Artificial intelligence is so sophisticated currently that it can learn on its own by example which is called day learning.
All that to say, companies are and will continue to downsize, consolidate, merger or close their doors.
What will happen to their staff members? Some say they’ll “retrain” employees to fit into a more automated model. Let’s hope so. And if you are lucky enough to keep your position, you’ll most probably be asked to do more, in less time at the same pay grade. How does that feel?
The question is begged…………..
What about you? What about your family? What about your lifestyle? What’s the impact? Why not build something of your own while you’re still employed, getting a paycheck and benefits? Why not look fear in the face and say…I’m stepping out….. to make some positive change in my family’s life.
If you’re open to looking at how that could work for you, reach out to me. I’ve got a three-step plan, complete with daily actions, that can lead you to a life that you’re controlling not your employer!
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope you got some value from this post – let me know if you’d like to hear more about technology and artificial intelligence.