With the constant advancements in technology and pop culture, the concern that man will one day be overturned by robots is a legit concern for many. Wondering if you are at risk of losing your job one day to a robot, because of the advancements in tech turning to reality is scary. By robots, we don’t mean R2-D2 or Wall-E taking over your jobs, we’re referring to software automation that deals with low code software, APIs and AI taking over tasks that humans would otherwise have to do manually, like for instance; recording minutes of a meeting.
Technical automation has been around for a while now, that’s what the whole industrial revolution was all about! Machines and giant assembly lines taking over the manual work of packaging, manufacturing and producing goods.
Software automation is the future of technology, and unlike what movies and pop culture want you to believe it’s not going to take over your job. It will, however, affect the way we all work, which is why it’s good to be prepared. Understanding how automation will affect jobs in the near future will do more than just protecting your job. It will help you understand how to use and adapt automation in your workflow process, to work better and more efficiently in the future.
How Are Jobs Going To Be Affected By Automation?
There are plenty of statistics going around about the change that automation is going to bring about in the coming decade. Change is inevitable, and with new discoveries and innovation, it’s always for the betterment of the human race. Looking at automation as competition isn’t the answer. Automation and AI should be looked as assistants to advance your career rather than replacing it. Here’s what the future with automation looks like:
- Increase In Productivity: Automation will take over a lot of manual work like data integration, which will allow for easier transfer and access of data. This means that humans will spend less time running around for information and organising it. Lesser paperwork, fewer hours spent in time-consuming tasks, which will eventually lead to lesser work hours and increased productivity.
- Better Insights: With the advancements in technology, and newer applications launching daily, machines are getting better and smarter at picking up on trends and behavioural patterns. Automation won’t just help in data integration; it’ll also make ways for data interpretation. Better analysis and study of the information that’s on hand. This means that humans will be able to focus on data that’s important, with automation they will be able to filter out unimportant data and get statistics and insights that would normally take days or weeks to collate and organise with the help of a click.
- More Creative and Entrepreneurial Tasks: By taking care of the repetitive mundane tasks, automation will clear up the schedule allowing humans to focus more on making the more complex and creative decisions that it can’t. Humans will have more time to focus on making creative and strategic decisions with extra time on hand.
- Open Up New Doors: The goal of technology is to improve human beings, not make them obsolete. Advancements in technology will allow humans to build on new skill sets and explore more job roles with the flexibility of learning new things are becoming easier and more accessible.
Advancements in technology, in terms of APIs and integration, allows us to access data and applications in a more open and connected manner. It allows for applications to speak with each other giving humans more ease of access in managing their work. You already have applications that can take over tasks of scheduling, data sharing, generating invoices, and a range of other tasks at hand. APIs and Artificial Intelligence are only going to get better and more streamlined with time, and every industry is going to be affected by this because virtually all industries depend on technology on some way or the other to function. This doesn’t mean that humans will lose their jobs! Humans will have to, however, learn how to adapt to this shift and leverage themselves better.
The soft skills and warmth that humans bring to the table are one of the main reasons why humans will always be required to be around. APIs, Integration and AI is already and will further enhance the way everyone works. For all the jobs that advancements in technology replace, there are a dozen more that it creates by opening up the door to more opportunities.
To keep up with this and be prepared for this change, it will be useful for humans to pick up more skills, learn about emerging technology in their respective fields and experiment with APIs and automation on their own to adapt to using and understanding the technology to evolve with its advancements. This will help them work smarter, quicker and more efficiently. It will also be an added skill set that will be valuable in the coming future.
You can explore our Journey Store to go through some pre-built automation. You can also try your hand at creating automation using our Quickwork Journey Builder. To know more about automation, get in touch with us.