13.04.2022 Human Resources Trends

Are robots to take over our jobs?

AI robots

“What is going to happen is robots will be able to do everything better than us”, here is what Elon Musk said in 2017, during the National Governors Association. Over the years, it is undeniable that machines have been able to replace humans in some daily tasks, such as cleaning, cooking or manufacturing. Robots have proved to be more efficient in the achievement of these sorts of tasks. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) develops, workers start to be concerned about its involvement in the future of work. 

So far, humans have built a form of cooperation with AI-tools. This means that AI takes in charge repetitive and/or dangerous tasks, which relieves workers from a certain workload so they can focus on more significant tasks. Therefore, AI tools or softwares are dominant in jobs within logistics, cybersecurity, healthcare, finance or administrative services. One of the advantages of AI robots is their ability to learn new skills, through simulations. More than a tool, AI robots could even include the coworkers circle as they can grow a “unique personality” and thus, act like humans.

Research demonstrates that robots are capable of taking charge of day-to-day tasks in the workplace. A 2020 World Economic Forum report states that “by 2025, employers will divide work between humans and machines equally”. If AI robots are to replace human employees, this could provoke ethical issues. Hence why it is essential to consider and evaluate the place of AI in the work environment, as the transition has already started.

Although AI can accomplish some tasks better than humans, it is yet not capable of entirely replacing them. Human presence will always be indispensable. This means that humans need to prepare for the upcoming changes of the (near) future. This could emanate from the creation of new AI-related fields of study, like the ones the Metaverse College is going to offer soon.