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Machines are only getting smarter and more efficient. So much so that they’re starting to take over both blue-collar and white-collar jobs.
Are you ready to hand your job over to Robots?
Here are 6 of the jobs that robots will likely take over in 2040, and you might be surprised by some of them.
Accountants are intelligent people who do important jobs, but much of their work is formulaic and based on numbers.
In fact, cloud accounting programs already perform some of the tasks that would have traditionally been performed by an accountant.
The number of tasks such as computer programs can perform is likely to increase to the point where many accounting roles become obsolete.
This is a controversial one, but AI innovators are already making progress.
In fact, there are documented cases where AI robots, including IBM’s Watson, have been able to diagnose a condition in a patient faster than a real-life doctor.
One of the reasons is the ability of the machine to consume much larger amounts of information in a shorter space of time.
Healthcare is likely to always require elements of the human touch, but if machines can analyze symptoms and make more accurate and faster diagnoses, they will start to save lives.
The role of doctors as we know them today will, therefore, become diminished.
Surgeons are also at risk too.
In fact, robots already perform some operations in some locations, including knee replacement surgeries.
Not only will robots be cheaper than paying a surgeon, they are also proving to be more effective in operations that require high levels of precision.
It won’t be long before a surgeon is no longer necessary in the room.
Financial analysts are important to many companies as they can spot trends, opportunities, and risks before they happen.
The job essentially involves analysing data, however, which, as has been mentioned many times already, machines have a better capacity to do than people.
As a result, the financial and banking industries will probably be the most impacted by the initial rise of robot workers.
Robots already exist that dramatically cut the number of construction workers required on a site.
These machines work specifically on repetitive jobs such as bricklaying, and they are getting more and more intelligent.
They work faster and they don’t get tired so can work for longer.
In fact, theoretically, they could work around the clock.
This is one area where there are already examples of robots taking over jobs from humans.
When a car can drive on a public road anywhere in the world without the need for a driver, the role of taxi drivers will become instantly obsolete.
With the companies currently working in the field of intelligent cars including many of the major car brands and tech companies like Google’s parent company Alphabet, that could be sooner than you think.
If you’re in one of the jobs above or one of the other jobs that robots will soon take over, you should take action now.
This involves moving into roles that are human facing, creative, or strategic in nature.
They’re much safer than repetitive or analytical roles.
What other jobs do you think are on the line? Let us know in the comments below!