“The increased adoption of automation and artificial intelligence raises doubts about changing roles and abandoning human skills, so they should be used to develop job roles and enhance employee efforts,” says Arjun Jolly, director of Athens Executive Search and Consulting.
However, it is estimated that automation will not necessarily eliminate jobs, but rather transform them by taking on simple and routine tasks, which will help people move into positions that require more soft skills.
These are some of the skills and professions that automation cannot easily replace, according to a recent article by The Economic Times.
Automation won't replace any time soon with jobs that involve high levels of human interaction, strategic interpretation, critical decision-making, specialized skills, or subject matter expertise, such as lawyers, leadership roles, medical professionals, health care practitioners, information technology professionals, and human resources.
Jolly noted that “most parts of the contracting process can be automated, but he emphasized the need to rely on human intervention to present arguments and establish social relations in the negotiation stage and find nuances in the data, rather than relying on data and algorithms directly.”
Human Resources and Relationship Management
While Alexa or Siri are adept at following all directions, they can't really understand what it feels like.
Even the most advanced technology will never be able to understand our emotions and respond the way a human can, whether it's a team leader helping employees through a tough time.
Or a client account manager, understanding your emotions is essential to getting those jobs done.
Rupali Kaul of Marching Shape also stated, “Automation will continue to take over more operational functions, such as payroll, job application filtering, and others, but the human touch will remain present when it comes to human resources.”
Automation also plays an important role in the healthcare sector, but it must work alongside doctors, surgeons, and nurses for diagnosis and treatment.
Nilesh Jahagirdar, vice president of marketing at X-Cube Labs, says AI cannot replace psychologists, child caregivers, most engineers, human resource managers, marketing strategists and lawyers anytime in the near future.
Strategic and critical thinking
Automation can replace or simplify the process of carrying out tasks, but it cannot provide an overarching strategy that makes every task relevant.
Even as the world moves toward digitization and automation, the ability to understand context and complexities before providing solutions remains irreplaceable.
Regardless of the sector, roles that require strategic thinking will always be played by humans.
Therefore, jobs such as architects, designers, hospitality service professionals, and consultants with the ability to integrate systems and processes will continue to be in demand, says Roshika Ghoda, Operations Manager at Advaya says, “Skills based on the ability to deliver superior customer experiences will be the skills of the future.”
Most intelligent computers or robots cannot draw like Picasso and create music like Mozart. “Automation is programmed and cannot replicate the spontaneous creativity that requires imagination, dream, and collective inspiration that characterize humans,” Rupali Cole says.
Jahagirdar also argues that “while digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning make some routine jobs redundant, there are some jobs that cannot be replaced due to the complexities involved.” So AI can only accomplish routine tasks for the time being. .