Many of us are spent the bunch of our work life thinking about this accompanied with the fear of losing our job at any point in time with some of us facing maltreatments of diverse forms while at work.
This is what this post is all about.Though it was authored on a friends facebook timeline recently and I thought it will serve as an eye-opener and insight to all my readers,viewers and followers on this platform.
It goes thus:
As big disruptive shifts hit the workplace we all get taken out of our comfort zones. Whereas once we felt in control, the stakes are evolving rapidly and our ability to adapt is falling behind.
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
If we consider the recent gallup poll results that indicates that only a mere 30% of the workforce is actually committed to doing a good job, engaged, it really drives home the point that we may need to take a deeper look at the skills we have today, map them against the various trends that are impacting the workplace, and derive a view to the skills we will need moving forward.
HOW WELL ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEAREST FUTURE OF COMPUTER/ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TAKING ALL JOBS?
-Robots does surgical operations easily now
-Computers programs within an hour the most complex Accounts that will take 10 people a week to do .
– Robots does emotional intelligence jobs of recent
– Robots are used as Secretary in some organisations, they welcome and usher you to offices and hotel rooms
-AN EDUCATIONAL ROBOT called Pepper will be the UK’s first automated teacher when it enters classrooms at the London Design and Engineering University Technical College in September 2016. The meter-high robot, which already ‘teaches’ at a school in Japan, is fitted with microphones, HD cameras and 3D sensors to enable it to interact with students and even detect their emotions.
-HOSPITAL ADMIN STAFF have a key role organizing complex employee schedules and patient beds, but their job could soon become obsolete. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have already trialed a robot that can organize nurse’s schedules and source beds for patients.
-LIBRARIAN-Researchers at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have developed a robotic librarian that laser-scans shelves and can tell which books are missing or misplaced. Tracking down books and organizing the shelves are a major part of the daily grind for the average librarian, so this machine has the potential to take a significant number of jobs.
-BARMAN-Have you Meet Carl, the robot bartender. He works at the Robots Bar and Lounge in IImenau, East Germany. Carl can not only mix a mean cocktail — he can even interact with customers by making small talk.
-ACCOUNTANT-Finance jobs may soon be numbered. Humanoid accountant bots are still some way off, but many companies are already automating their accounts, to the point that some no longer require dedicated accounts payable and receivable employees. Firms such as Lexmark and Basware currently offer fully automated accounts systems that do everything from matching purchase orders to flagging invoices for payment.
-CONSTRUCTION WORKERS-The latest mega-sized 3D printers are able to construct whole buildings with minimal human labor, and several firms have already embraced the technology. Chinese real estate company Huashang Tengda used a 3D printer to build a two-story house in just 45 days in two months. Construction workers simply had to install the frame, wiring and plumbing, and the printer took care of the rest.
-TELEPHONE SALES PERSON-Telephone salespeople are most at threat of losing their jobs to robots, according to a study by Oxford University and Deloitte. Sales calls are already being generated by voicebots and, as artificial intelligence becomes more sophisticated, the bulk of telemarketing roles are likely to be performed by bots.
-RECEPTIONIST-They may not provide as warm a welcome as a human receptionist, but robots are already replacing real-life people in this role, in Japan at least. Robots check in guests at Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, and a multilingual android greets customers at the flagship branch of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in downtown Tokyo.
-SOLDIER-Weaponized drones have taken the place of hundreds of soldiers in combat situations – the U.S. Army for instance has used the technology extensively in the ongoing “War on Terror.” According to Gen. Robert Core, a quarter of U.S. combat soldiers will be replaced by robots by 2030, saving many American lives on the battlefield.
-JOURNALIST-A robot writing reports or articles seems like the stuff of science fiction, but it’s already a reality. US tech company Narrative Science has pioneered natural language generation software called Quill that can transform raw data into intelligible reports and articles. The technology has been adopted by Forbes for its corporate earning reports, as well as Associated Press for financial and sports reports, replacing the journos who would normally pen such things.
-FOOD DELIVERY DRIVER-Online delivery service Just Eat will start using robots to deliver food in London later this month. The self-driving robots, which have been engineered by Anglo-Estonian company Starship Technologies, are fitted with GPS and cameras to navigate the capital’s thoroughfares. Needless to say, the bots boast robust security — if somebody tries to steal one, an alert is sent to the control center, a photo is taken of the thief and the device is tracked remotely.
-PHARMACIST-Pill counting devices have been used by pharmacists for years, but thanks to the latest robotic prescription dispensing systems, hospitals can now use automatons to dispense prescriptions. The machines are noted for their accuracy. Thousands of people die each year as a result of human pharmacist errors, so it could only be a matter of time before these devices become ubiquitous.
-FARMER-The world’s first robot farm is launching soon in Japan. The Vegetable Factory by Spread is an indoor hydroponic farm factory which is poised to produce thousands of lettuces a day with minimal cost and human input required. Robots will water, feed, harvest and transplant the crops. In fact, they’ll do everything apart from sowing the seeds.
-SECURITY GUARD-Robotic security guards are already patrolling businesses and look set to relieve more human protection agents of their jobs sometime soon. Knightscope’s K5 robot constantly monitors its surroundings for suspicious behavior and can detect potentially criminal “audio events” such as glass breaking or people screaming. An impressive 24 of the robots patrol shopping malls and offices in Silicon Valley, California.
-RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATES -Pepper isn’t just replacing teachers. The friendly android has snatched a fair few sales associate job roles from unsuspecting humans. Nestle uses Pepper robots to sell Dolce Gusto coffee pods and machines in department stores in Japan, as well as answer customer queries.
More than just a gimmick, the robots have been rolled out to 1,000 stores in the country.
-Surgeon-Surgical robots are already taking over the operating theater. Da Vinci launched its range of operating robots way back in 2000 — they have since performed two million procedures. Ultra-precise, robo-surgeons are currently used for everything from knee replacement surgery to vision correction.
Futurologists predict robots will almost certainly operate on patients independently and replace human surgeons one day.
-FACTORY WORKERS-Manufacturing jobs may soon become a thing of the past. Machines have been poaching factory worker’s jobs for decades, but majority or all-robot factories have only recently become a reality.
Earlier this year Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn replaced 60,000 employees with robots, and China’s Everwin Precision Technology is in the process of replacing 90% of its factory workforce with automatons.
-CHEF-The Gordon Ramsays of the world may have to start looking for something else to do in the not-too-distant future. A start-up called Moley Robotics has invented a 100 percent automated, intelligent robot chef. The cooking automaton can learn recipes and techniques, whip up gourmet meals and even clean up after itself. Best of all, it can follow pretty much any recipe to the letter, precisely mimicking your favorite Michelin-starred chef or cookery writer.
Is your job next?or you think your job is super-secure? Don’t get too cozy. Experts predict many existing roles will be automated within the next 30 years, and the robots are already taking over.
*Be ready, learn to be an Employer instead of employee
*Be a competent programmer.
*Future employment will include learning Machine creation and advancement.
*Learn the future of your job.
*Take a deeper look at the skills we have today, map them against the various trends that are impacting the workplace, and derive a view to the skills we will need moving forward.
Best of luck !
A special thanks to Obembe Femi–the author of this piece and I appreciate his magnanimity and open heart in giving his consent to my request concerning publishing this piece on this platform.