When Can't Robots Replace You?

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Looking ahead, future generations may learn their social skills from robots. The cute yellow Keepon robot from Carnegie Mellon University can facilitate social interactions with autistic children. Morphy at the University of Washington happily teaches gestures to children by demonstration.
— Daniel H. Wilson

The robots are coming for all our jobs! Read newspapers or Google “jobs replaced by robots”. When I Googled “jobs replaced by robots” I got 85 million results and 95 results posted in a month.  When I Googled “jobs replaced by AI” I got 12 million results and 183 results posted in a month.

So, are any jobs safe? Well, the good news is yes, some jobs are safe. As a manager why do you care about which jobs are safe?

One reason is simply that you and your organisation should invest in skills for the jobs that are safe from robots and AI. Why? First, so you don’t waste money investing in skills that may soon be redundant. Second, you should invest in skills that will help you compete. Third, because investing in skills that complement what robots and AI can do will help you make the most of robots and AI.

When you program a robot to be intelligent, you learn a number of things. You become very humble and develop enormous respect for natural intelligence because, even if you work day and night for several years, your robot isn’t that smart after all.
— Sebastian Thrun

So, what skills are safe? Human Intelligence or Hi. Look at this equation:

Human Intelligence = (Social Intelligence) + (Creative Intelligence)

For more information on Why artificial intelligence (Ai) will enhance not replace Human Intelligence and specific skills to futureproof you and your organisation, download our ebook: What is Human Intelligence in the Age of Artificial Intelligence?