Automation is becoming a huge part of the job market, affecting the way jobs are done and the types of jobs that are available. As machines and artificial intelligence (AI) develop, they will be taking over the work that we currently do, and we will be faced with new challenges. Some people feel that this means that jobs that require creativity or subjective inputs will be safe. However, automation will also have a negative impact on some jobs.
Jobs that are ideally suited for taking over the dangerous, dirty, drudge jobs
If you have ever worked on a power line you may be familiar with the hazards of the dark. In the United States alone there were at least 27 workers killed or maimed while on the job. There are several factors that make the job a dangerous undertaking, including weather, hazardous materials, and equipment. As a result, only the brave and the bold are willing to take the risk. It is not uncommon for the average employee to spend the better part of a decade on the job. Aside from the risk factor, there are numerous occupational hazards that must be addressed. The best way to go about this is to develop a contingency plan.
It isn’t all doom and gloom, though. There is still room for the man in the machine to earn a hefty paycheque. In fact, the aforementioned sulks might just be a thing of the past.
Industrial robots are fully autonomous and don’t need humans to operate them
Industrial robots are mechanical machines that are programmed to complete specific tasks. They are designed to be used in manufacturing, transportation, and assembly applications. The primary goal of these devices is to help manufacturers increase throughput rates and production quality.
There are three main types of industrial robots. They are: articulated, mobile, and collaborative. Collaborative robots are the latest innovation in robotics. These are more affordable and easier to program than standard industrial robots.
A collaborative robot is designed to work alongside humans. This allows it to be safer and provide better performance. It has features such as collision avoidance and force sensing, which are critical for high-performance industrial applications.
Collaborative robots are also designed to be easy to deploy. This means that they can be set up quickly in new production settings.
Collaborative robots can be used to help reduce safety risks, improve performance, and streamline worker movements. These are great options for pick and place, quality control, and machine tending.
AI will create new challenges for workers
Artificial intelligence (AI) is predicted to change the way we work. This will create new challenges for workers and can also lead to a rise in economic growth.
While some jobs will be replaced by AI, other jobs will be created. The most high-value jobs will see increased relative job growth, while some lower-skilled manual labor will be automated.
The benefits of automation can be seen in industries such as healthcare and manufacturing. These industries can employ AI to better monitor and predict the needs of patients and machines. Additionally, many medical professions are using AI algorithms to read diagnostic scans and identify diseases that require treatment.
AI is also expected to create new startups and businesses. One of these is a contactless grocery shopping experience called AmazonGo. In addition, robots are being used to improve precision in surgeons’ surgical processes.
According to the World Economic Forum’s report, “Future of Jobs 2020,” more than half of all jobs are expected to be automated by AI by 2025. Workers in industries such as healthcare, agriculture, and office support positions can expect disruptions in hiring due to the introduction of AI.