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Staying relevant in the age of AI

Updated: Apr 5


With the advent of AI, discussions of AI replacing human work have been going around like wildfire. Many companies are resorting to AI resulting in mass layoffs across industries.


The truth is there are many jobs that AI can perform better than humans. AI brings down the error rate. AI is super efficient in repetitive tasks like data entry and assembly line production. AI makes the work easier and faster. 


But can AI replace all types of jobs? Is AI better in jobs requiring creativity, leadership, or emotional intelligence? Can it do a perfect job without human supervision? 


With the growing pace of technology, we can never predict what changes AI could bring. 

 People are panicking at the possibility of their work becoming redundant with the introduction of AI into workstreams. They wonder if they will have jobs to do in the future. The thought of becoming penniless is scary.


Image of a robot

AI workforce

During the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the Internet, there was a fear among the workforce that certain jobs would become obsolete and be replaced by new ones. However, history has shown that the benefits of this evolution in the workforce outweigh its consequences. Therefore, we must be prepared for change and embrace it.



AI-driven economy

As we skeptically watch companies experiment with driverless vehicles and use drones for food delivery, deep down we know that automation is the future. All the negativity will vanish once it becomes a part of our lives. 


Thriving in the AI revolution

You might fall into the deeper pits of uncertainty dug by AI unless you swim with the flow unless you upskill and upscale. Jump on to the AI wave, equip yourself with the AI technologies, and make yourself relevant. 


Regular upskilling in technology, just like updating software on our phones, doesn't make our skills redundant. Instead, AI adds value and improves our output.


robots and automation in the AI age

AI and content creation

AI-powered chatbots like GPT provide a plethora of content, saving you countless hours of research online. However, to truly personalize your writing, you need to put in a lot of effort in refining it. Otherwise, the text may come across as robotic and uninteresting. You bring your writing to life by sharing your experiences and stories, as AI still has a long way to go in humanizing its content. For instance, if you've ever heard Alexa's jokes, you may know what I mean. Nonetheless, everything might change in the future.


The future of AI


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an area where extensive research is being conducted worldwide. Countries are competing with each other to remain dominant in this field, as the one with the most advanced AI will have an advantage. However, it is essential to consider the ethical implications while implementing AI across various sectors. Human welfare and safety should be the top priority while formulating ethical guidelines. Countries, companies, and organizations should conduct regular AI auditing and should remain transparent.


Elon Musk's company, Neuralink, is currently conducting clinical trials to help patients suffering from quadriplegia by implanting neural interfaces into their brains. Although the initial goal is to improve the quality of life for those with medical conditions, Neuralink has plans to explore non-medical applications of neural implants for cognitive enhancements.


a person analysing data in computer, Working in tandem with AI

It can enhance humans with advanced capabilities enabling them to work in tandem with AI and prevent any potential civilizational threat posed by AI. The repercussions of this move are unknown. However, it can be considered as a stepping stone to work towards a future where humans and AI can collaborate safely and effectively.



AI and employment

According to a report by the World Economic Forum*, it is estimated that by 2025, automation and AI will displace around 85 million jobs, but will also create around 97 million new jobs across 26 countries.

While this suggests a net gain in jobs, it's important to note that the jobs created may require different skills and qualifications than those being lost, leading to potential layoffs and workforce reshuffling. This highlights the importance of upskilling and staying ahead of the curve in the age of AI. The report also states that 50% of the workforce will need reskilling and that governments and companies should work together to reduce the skill gap.


Adapting to automation

As companies compete to dominate the AI market, there is concern that AI may become so advanced as to mimic human interactions. However, for now, humans still have the advantage and we hope to maintain it.


So until then let us check out various ways to upskill and stay relevant in the age of AI.


  1. Take advantage of online courses and resources: Many online platforms offer courses in AI and related technologies. Some of these courses are even free. You can take advantage of these resources to learn new skills and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in AI. 

  2. Attend training and workshops: Many organizations offer training and workshops in AI and other emerging technologies. Taking advantage of these opportunities can help you develop new skills and stay competitive in your field.

  3.  Embrace lifelong learning: In the age of AI, it's important to have a growth mindset and be willing to learn and adapt continually. Make a habit of regularly reading industry news and staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments. 

  4. Develop complementary skills: AI is highly effective at tasks that are repetitive and routine. To remain relevant, developing skills that complement AI, such as creativity, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence is important. 

  5. Consider pursuing advanced degrees or certifications: Pursuing advanced degrees or certifications in fields related to AI, such as data science or machine learning, can help you develop specialized knowledge and skills that are in high demand. Remember, upskilling and upscaling are ongoing processes. It's important to continually assess your skills and identify areas for improvement so that you can remain competitive in the age of AI.

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