I'm the founder of FutureWork IQ where I spend my time assisting businesses to design digital workplaces or “offices in the cloud.” These environments enable companies to allow flexible and remote working for their teams. I also teach the digital literacy, fluency, communication and collaboration skills needed to work in these modern technology-rich workplaces.

Here is an interesting list by Brad Merrill of skilled jobs that may (I say will) be replaced by AI soon.

  1. Call Centre Employees
  2. Accountants
  3. Real Estate Agents
  4. Writers
  5. Attorneys
  6. Professional Drivers
  7. Medical Staff
  8. Cashiers

Two things about this. One, if your profession is in any of these areas, it would be a very good idea to look at up-skilling yourself as a matter of urgency. The immediate skill set to develop is how to augment what you currently do with the latest technology available. Learn to be digitally literate.

Two, if you have a business that has any of these functions now would be a good time to look at the AI trends in each field and put a strategy in place to adopt the new technology, to initially augment these functions in your business and then eventually replace totally.

What do you think?