An artificial intelligence expert has revealed to The US Sun the five careers he believes will be lost to AI.
AI is already advancing rapidly and proving its ability to complete tasks just as successfully as a human.
Renowned AI pioneer and strategist Mark Minevich just released his new book Our planet is powered by AIthat touches on this topic.
He told The US Sun: “The jobs that I believe will be most replaced by AI in the coming years are cashiers, telemarketers, truck drivers, accountants and accountants, and radiologists.”
Minevich explained that these jobs are linked by “predictable physical or knowledge-based tasks.”
We’ve already seen a rise in retail self-checkouts and AI robocalls.
Minevich continued: “Cashiers are vulnerable as companies like Amazon automate stores and use computer vision.”
“Telemarketing is ripe for disruption with conversational AI and chatbots that can be compelling.
“With the advent of autonomous vehicles, trucking will face major disruption, putting millions of jobs at risk worldwide.
“Accounting and bookkeeping roles consist of repetitive data tasks that will soon be handled by algorithms.”
“Even specialized professions like radiology could be replaced by AI, with deep learning algorithms already matching or even exceeding human performance.”
Although the loss of some jobs may sound grim, Minevich doesn’t believe people will be out of work.
The expert believes that people can be successful alongside AI in the workplace.
He recommends focusing on what makes us human in order to stand out.
He said: “To avoid being replaced by AI, the key is for humans to focus on developing our innate abilities – creativity, emotional intelligence, flexibility and strategic thinking.”
“Jobs that involve developing ideas, building relationships with people, and making complex decisions will be the most difficult for AI to reproduce.”
The expert also highlighted the McKinsey Global Institute report that 30% of work activities could be automated.
This report also suggested that 5% of all jobs could be lost to AI.
Minevich added: “This means that most jobs will change, with AI taking over recurring tasks but humans still playing the main role.”
“We need to get used to collaborating with and managing AI.”