…to create 2.3million jobs in 2020
Contrary to fears expressed in some quarters that robotisation of employment will render millions jobless, leaving them with no hope, a consulting firm has predicted that Artificial Intelligence will generate more workloads or jobs by 2020 than it will eliminate,according to the data provided by the latest study by Gartner Consultancy.
While the experts recommend streamlining the training and specialization of those people with more mechanical, routine and repetitive jobs of those that will first be supplanted,
the debate has been generated over whether robots must pay taxes , proposals for universal basic income have appeared to face robotization of employment or speculation about the appearance of new jobs of the AI era.
Although various jobs will disappear and others will be replaced by robots, the prospects for the next few years are not as negative as they seem.
Data provided by Gartner Consultancy show that while 1.8 million jobs will be destroyed by 2020, job creation will go at a faster pace, which will lead to the emergence of 2.3 million new jobs all over the world.
In the stretch from 2020 to 2025. Artificial Intelligence will create another two million jobs more by itself.
It is observed that the swings and changes in the creation and employment due to penetration of automation in the labour market depend on the industry in focus.
Manufacturing or construction will be sectors that will experience a boom. Social skills, digital literacy and more technical and specialized profiles will be essential to get a job.
According to Svetlana Sircular, Vice President of research at Gartner, significant innovations are usually associated with a transition period of temporary loss of employment followed by a recovery
and changes of models in the business.Many medium and low-level positions, considered low qualification, will be eliminated and replaced by new qualified professions.
Taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies , retailers will use intelligent process automation to identify, optimize and automate repetitive and labour intensive activities currently carried out by humans, reducing labour costs through efficiency from headquarters to distribution centres and stores.
“Automation will lead to cost savings, while eliminating friction in value chains will further increase revenues , for example, in the optimization of supply chains and market launch activities ,’’ said Robert Hetu, director of research of Gartner.
Ladesope Ladelokun with Agency Report