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Worried About Jobs? Automation Will Not Make You Jobless

It is important to know about the jobs of tomorrow, with technology evolving rapidly. While it may take away some jobs, innovation and technology can help in creating niche jobs

You might be worried about automation taking away your job! But if head hunters are to be believed, you might not.

While a finding by HfS Research shows that technology will take away one-third low skilled jobs by 2022, top notch companies such as tech giant HCL Technologies, aviation leader IndiGo and Udacity believe that technology might end up changing your job role - you might end up doing the same job but with technological advancements.

What will be the future of jobs? It is important to know about the jobs of tomorrow, with technology evolving rapidly. While it may take away some jobs, innovation and technology can help in creating niche jobs.

Talking about the challenges at the SHRM India Annual Conference & Exposition 2017, Sukhjit Pasricha, VP HR at Indigo said, “We are also seeing the change. We have been focusing on digital learning, digital analytics and virtual workforce, and connect employees through smart phones now. Going forward, we will bring technology to serve customers and employees alike. We are collaborating with airports where people will self-serve themselves for the boarding pass and all other services.”

On the same challenges, Subrat Chakravarty, HR head, HCL Technologies said, “Artificial Intelligence is not only affecting the IT sector, but every industry. We are not seeing it for the first time. The difference is that the clients are more educated. It has been a sudden change in demand in the industry, and skills are needed to cope up with the trends. We are still scratching only 15 percent of the digital market.”

Sukhjit Pasricha further added, “The jobs will not go away, but will be transformed. There are some jobs that will be taken away, but there are a whole lot of niche jobs that will be created. Skill demands are changing, and we really need to focus on re-skilling, since the world will be more contractive and connected digitally.”

Clarissa Shen, VP International and MD, Asia, Udacity said, “Automation and artificial intelligence will help in simplifying the work done by the humans.  On an average, it takes 35 days for technology to be adopted. Time for traditional learning has gone. With technology advancing rapidly, it is important for people to indulge in lifelong learning.”



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