Half of the current jobs will be taken over by AI within 15 years, one of China & # 39; s leading AI experts has warned.
Kai-fu Lee, the author of the bestseller AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order, told Dailymail.com that the world of employment was facing a crisis similar to that of farmers during the Industrial Revolution & # 39 ;.
"People are not really aware of the impact that AI will have on their job," he said.
Kai-fu Lee, the author of AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order, told Dailymail.com that the world of employment was facing a crisis similar to that of farmers during the Industrial Revolution & # 39 ;
THE VERY DANGEROUS EMPLOYMENT OF AI
- Telemarketer / telesales
- Customer support
- Warehouse employees
- Registrars and operational staff
- Telephone operators
- Counter / cashier
- Fast food employees
- Inspector of the assembly line
Lee, who is a VC in China and once led Google in the region, has more than 30 years of experience with AI.
He will repeat his opinion on a Scott Pelley report on AI at the next edition of 60 minutes, Sunday, January 13 at 7 pm, ET / PT on CBS.
He believes that it is necessary to warn people that there is displacement, and to tell them how to start retraining.
Fortunately, he said that everything is not lost to humanity.
AI is powerful and adaptable, but it can not do everything that people do. & # 39;
Lee believes that AI can not create, conceptualize or do complex strategic planning, or perform complex tasks that require precise hand-eye coordination.
He also says that it is bad in dealing with unknown and unstructured spaces.
Crucially, he says that AI can not interact with people exactly like people, with empathy, human-human connection and compassion.
Psychiatrists, social workers and marriage counselors will probably not lose their jobs, together with nurses, AI researchers and scientists, he believes.
Some jobs will, however, disappear – and quickly.
Most of those at risk are telemarketers and telesales people, said Lee, noting that Google's controversial AI-bot system can fool people as an example of the future.
& # 39; You've probably already received robo calls, but future calls will be more natural & # 39 ;, he says.
AI can use customer profiles, previous purchases and emotional recognition to find ways to address them – even using a soothing female voice or a convincing male voice. & # 39;
Lee also said that customer support, warehouse staff and telephone operators are at risk.
The key to jobs in the future will be empathy, he said.
VACANCIES AN AI CAN AND CAN NOT DO
THE ACTIVITIES AI WILL BE THE FIRST TIME
- Sales and marketing research
- Insurance controller
- Truck drivers
- Consumer loan insurer
- Financial and sporting journalists
- Bookkeepers & Financial Analysts
- Fruit pickers
- Investment professionals
VACANCIES CAN NOT DO AN AI
- Medical caregivers
- AI researchers and engineers
- Fiction writers
- Criminal defense
- Computer scientists & engineers
- Managers (actually leaders)
AI is powerful and adaptable, but it can not do everything that people do & # 39; Kai-Fu Lee told Dailymail.com
& # 39; Man-to-man interaction is safe, providing comfort and satisfaction is safe.
He also warned etraining will also have to change drastically to encourage a new way of thinking, making peoplemore individualistic and empathetic & # 39 ;.
We also need to focus on what children want to do and show specific passion and talent for something, we must encourage them to go for it.
& # 39; Supertalent in children will be found sooner.
Parents should know what they thought was right, is probably wrong.
& # 39; You have to let your children go to what they love, and encourage them.
• Make sure they spend a lot of time understanding why it's important to help people, and why communication skills are important – do not always play on the phone. & # 39;
He also warned that many millennials need to re-balance their lives to focus on social skills – but is convinced that they can adapt.
THE JOBS SURPRISING SAFELY FROM AI
Fitness trainer – Will adapt programs for each of us, provide company and create a compelling function not to postpone.
Elderly caregiver – While AI can help with monitoring, safety and perhaps the movement of the elderly, only human assistants can help in bathing, dressing and especially conversations and keeping company. These can not be done by AI.
Cleaning lady – Cleaner, gardener and other jobs that work in unstructured areas with changing conditions are difficult for robots, although smarter devices such as the Roomba will remove some workload
Nurse – Nurses, childcare workers, mental health professionals and rehabilitation therapies for drug addicts are one of the most difficult machines to replicate due to the high level of human interaction, communication and confidence building.
Concierge – While standard services are handled by internet (travel sites) and AI (autonomous fast food and coffee), a larger premium will be offered for significantly better services with a human approach, personalization and long-term relationship and trust. Leisure and entertainment are good growth areas in the AI era.
Athlete – Athletics and sports are not affected at all, just because machines become better in the games.
nanny – Many of the physical tasks of the nanny (vacuuming, dishwashing) will eventually be automated, because the babysitting will gradually shift to more love and personalization & # 39;
Guide – A good guide is a good storyteller, which means that he or she combines personal experiences, theatrical styles and encyclopedic knowledge to an inimitable experience.
Recruiter – Human resources in general, especially recruitment, and specifically headhunters, have a lot to do with the human dimension.
Data processing and labeling – AI will be trained in an incredible amount of ever-increasing data, which must initially be manually selected, processed, labeled and categorized.