So, check this out, right? A report from ResumeBuilder is saying that 37% of business leaders, 37%, man, that’s more than a third, these business leaders say that by the year 2023, AI has replaced some people’s jobs. That is wild, man. And it’s not just businesses, employees themselves are saying that about 29% of their daily work tasks could become AI-operated, according to project management and collaboration software company Asana.
But you know what? Even with AI automation taking over jobs like research and data analysis, there’s still going to be a need for someone to prompt the AI, make sense of the results, and actually do something with them. So it’s not all gloom and doom.
Now, check this out, right? Elon Musk, the dude behind Tesla, he’s been saying some wild stuff about AI. He straight up said that AI will make jobs obsolete. He literally said “no job is needed.” But like, is it happening already? Some data seems to indicate so. Over a third of business leaders say AI took over jobs in 2023, and 44% think there will be more layoffs in 2024 because of this efficiency.
But here’s the thing – some experts think all this talk is more about fear than what’s really going on. Julia Toothacre from ResumeBuilder, she thinks the numbers might not be looking at the big picture. Not every company is embracing technology like the bigger ones are.
It’s a complex issue, man. With AI handing the more repetitive tasks, humans have a chance to move up the value chain, as Marc Cenedella, founder of Leet Resumes and Ladders, points out. But still, some jobs are definitely at risk. 29% of tasks could be replaceable by AI, according to Asana. But their take is that AI should enhance humans and collaboration, not replace them completely.
It’s a tricky situation, right? Millions of people work in white-collar jobs and clerical positions, and AI is bound to change the game for them. You know, the whole thing might end up being a long continuum of change, like the folks at the United Nations say.
But it’s not all bad news, man. For those hopping on the AI train, learning new skills is key. Companies should also be investing in their employees’ development, but it doesn’t always happen. And really, there’s just so much going on with this AI stuff. Even the guy behind Asana is experimenting with AI tools to help with performance reviews.
So look, in the end, the question really is, is AI gonna mean mass unemployment, like people losing jobs left and right? Historically, it hasn’t, and maybe it won’t this time around. The workforce has always been adaptable. And you know what, man? More tech capacity could mean higher value work, stuff that the next gen of AI will learn to handle. We’ll see.