Robots are not taking your job

robot fingers on blue background

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers

Pablo Picasso

There is a common fear that robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will take over our jobs and leave us unemployed. While it is true that robots and AI can perform many tasks previously done by humans, there is no need to worry about losing your job because of them.

Bots as your new friend

First and foremost, if your work is unique and requires a human touch, there is little chance that a robot or AI can replace you. For example, jobs that involve creativity, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills are unlikely to be automated anytime soon.

Additionally, robots and AI can help to augment and improve your job rather than replace it. For example, AI can assist with tedious or time-consuming tasks, allowing you to focus on your work’s more important and unique aspects.

Better outcomes

weak human + machine + better process was superior to a strong computer alone and, more remarkably, superior to a strong human + machine + inferior process.

Gary Kasporav on the use of computers in the 2005 Freestyle chess event

Furthermore, the better you can work with AI and robots, the better your work will become. Using these technologies effectively can improve efficiency and productivity and even open up new opportunities for growth and advancement.

In short, there is no need to fear that robots will take your job. Instead, embrace the potential of AI and robots to improve and augment your work and continue to hone your unique skills and abilities. Doing so can protect your job, improve it, and open up new opportunities for growth and success.