Summer officially begins on June 21st, and many of us will be daydreaming about enjoying the long, warm days ahead. But with all the recent talk of artificial intelligence (AI) and robots taking over our jobs, should you really be thinking of cookouts and pool parties—especially while automated technology doesn’t need a vacation break?
Is automation a threat to your career?
A 2015 poll by Monster showed that the overwhelming majority of workers didn’t believe that AI, bots, and automation posed a threat to their jobs. However, more recent research published in the McKinsey Global Institute report “A Future That Works: Automation, Employment, and Productivity” revealed that in approximately 60 percent of all jobs, automation could replace at least a third of the tasks currently performed by humans.
Tips to remain employable
Clearly, if you want to remain employable, you need to prepare for what’s coming. Fortunately, there are several things you can do over the summer to develop the skills robots can’t replace. Keep the following tips in mind:
Now, with the above tips in mind, you can turn the long days of summer into an investment in your career. And by continuously honing the skills needed to remain employable in the age of AI, you can look forward to a bright work future.
Report: A Future That Works: Automation, Employment, and Productivity: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwjHz8vRqOrTAhUkwYMKHWPsBtAQFggwMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mckinsey.com%2F~%2Fmedia%2FMcKinsey%2FGlobal%2520Themes%2FDigital%2520Disruption%2FHarnessing%2520automation%2520for%2520a%2520future%2520that%2520works%2FMGI-A-future-that-works-Executive-summary.ashx&usg=AFQjCNEA5o6gs8eT4KXBvD0p98I3SBNS-Q&sig2=6xlt9-2T3RwKSQhM-vm89A
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