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How Artificial Intelligence Has Influenced The Job Market

Artificial intelligence or AI as it is commonly known, has transformed many areas with one being the jobs market. It refers to the development of computer systems that can perform tasks that typically are performed by humans. These tasks can include learning, reasoning, problem solving, understanding language, codes and perception.
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Joanna Clare
Content Manager
Published on
July 8, 2024

Artificial intelligence or AI as it is commonly known, has transformed many areas with one being the jobs market. It refers to the development of computer systems that can perform tasks  that typically are performed by humans. These tasks can include learning, reasoning, problem solving, understanding language, codes and perception. AI systems are designed to simulate human cognitive abilities, enabling them to adapt, improve and perform tasks without the need for explicit programming for each step. AI continues to reshape employment industries and its impact is multi faceted, offering both new opportunities and certain challenges for employers and employees alike.

AI has been at the forefront of this new revolutionary era of modern working practices, having created many new job roles and there is a huge demand currently for those who specialise in AI which include data scientists and engineers, machine learning engineers, robotics engineers, software engineers and a whole range of other specialist roles connected with the surge in AI.

Many organisations across the world are now seeking suitably qualified professionals to implement, maintain and develop intricate AI systems. AI has automated many routine or repetitive tasks which were time consuming, enabling workers to focus on more complex and creative aspects of their jobs.

However, many people are concerned about the possibility of jobs being displaced by the introduction of AI. Automation has the potential to replace numerous tasks which are traditionally performed manually and routinely. Examples of these include data entry roles, manufacturing, production and customer service jobs which face the risk of being automated with the potential of job losses within industries. Positively, AI can replace some roles which are deemed as dangerous for humans

Despite all the differing concerns, the integration of AI has resulted in many jobs requiring a combination of both technical skills and a strong ability to collaborate with AI systems which has inevitably led to a much increased emphasis on the skills required to enable workforces to remain adaptable to the ever changing technological landscape. Learning new skills and initiatives to become fully competent are now becoming mandatory in many companies so that employees can embrace the new technologies which are becoming increasingly integrated in daily life.

AI has also changed the hiring process with many companies deciding to utilise AI powered tools for recruitment and screening of potential candidates. This works by streamlining the hiring process and far increases the ability to identify the best candidates whose skills and experiences align with evolving job requirements.

The impact of AI is nothing short of profound and while it has certainly created new jobs and enhanced efficiency, there are concerns regarding job displacement as well as various ethical concerns having been identified. What is needed is a proactive and consistent approach towards education and training in AI systems.

AI continues with its rapid evolution and is here to stay. It is predicted to have a major impact on reshaping industries and to influence much of our daily lives. With constant technological advancements, AI will play an increasingly significant role in just about everything, but one in which the massive transformative benefits far outweigh any challenges.

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