While many people are excited about the future and convenience AI and robotics will bring, the majority of us is still concerned about the financial existence and job opportunities. The 80% of Americans believe that their jobs and probably exist in its current form within next 50 years. On the other hand, 2/3 of Americans are convinced that robots will perform most of the work now done by humans. Many experts indicate that by 2020, a robotic revolution will be responsible for a net loss of more than 5 million jobs in 15 developed countries. So, here are some jobs that robots may take over soon.
Currently, there are 3.5 million truck drivers in the United States, but based on some predictions, that number may increase. One-third of all trucks may drive themselves. We now have Uber that is developing all sorts of projects, and they have one ultimate goal, to create a driverless car, that will be entirely independent. No one can guarantee us the same situation won’t happen with trucks as well. It’s just the matter of time and truck drivers better find other occupation because this is already taken.
Semi-Automated Mason is a newly developed machine, but it’s three times more efficient than humans. It can lay down 1.200 bricks compared to 400 per human. But, this is just a start of automation, and we can expect even greater things in the construction industry. For example, crane operators and bulldozer drivers should prepare for significant changes because AI machines might take over their jobs quite soon.
Legal support staff
According to some data, by 2020, 39% of jobs in the legal industry will be automated. For instance, reviewing the documents and finding relevant information for legal cases will be entrusted to AI. For now, artificial intelligence is performing some of the tasks. But, we can expect more in the near future, especially with the development of software that is able to conduct independent jobs.
Robo-doctors are quite active today, and they will fill a crucial need to provide medical care to anyone and even support to medical professionals who are struggling with demands. For example, we have the IBM’s Watson that actively works with medical organizations to help detect and treat cancer. Robots are also very popular in diagnostics and surgery, especially in developed countries.