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Trends in the labor market that could affect the demand for certain jobs

Trends in the labor market

With the advancement of new technologies and automation, some jobs can be replaced by specialized robots or software. This could affect professionals and hard-working people who perform repetitive or manual tasks. Some of the professions that have already been affected to some extent today are:

Machinery operators: As technology advances, machines and robots can be programmed to perform repetitive and dangerous tasks, which could make machinery workers less necessary in some industries.

– Customer service in stores: With the rise of e-commerce, more and more people are shopping online, reducing the need for store staff. Additionally, contactless payment and ATM technologies are being developed, which could increase automation in this industry.

– Production in factories: Process automation can also impact production workers in factories, as machines and robots can be programmed to perform tasks such as welding, assembly and packaging, reducing the need for human labor in these areas.

Labor Market Trends Artificial Intelligence

There is also a growing demand for digital and technological skills, meaning that jobs that involve specialized skills in areas such as programming, data science, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, may be in greater demand in the future.

Some examples of professions that could be more susceptible to being replaced with the arrival of the artificial intelligence They can be call center staff because artificial intelligence can be programmed to handle customer interactions and answer common questions in an automated manner, reducing the need for call center operators.

Likewise, data processors, as artificial intelligence can analyze large amounts of data and perform complex calculations more efficiently than humans, which could reduce the demand for data processors in some fields.

In any case, it is difficult to predict with certainty which professions may be at risk of extinction in the future., but jobs that involve repetitive or manual tasks may be more vulnerable to automation, while jobs that require digital and technological skills may be in higher demand.

Labor Market Trends New Opportunities

New professions, new opportunities

But be careful! The development of artificial intelligence has led to the creation of numerous new professions in a variety of fields. Below are some examples of professions that have emerged thanks to artificial intelligence:

  1. Specialist in ethics of artificial intelligence: With the increasing use of artificial intelligence in various fields, a need has emerged for professionals dedicated to ensuring that the technology is used ethically and responsibly.
  2. Data engineering: Artificial intelligence requires large amounts of data to train machine learning models, which has led to the creation of professionals specialized in the management and processing of large data sets.
  3. Chatbot Developer: Artificial intelligence is increasingly being used to create chatbots and automated conversation systems, which has led to the creation of professionals specialized in the design and development of these technologies.

The advent of artificial intelligence can have a significant business impact and can lead to major changes in the employment structure and the way companies operate and compete in the market.

According to Stephen Hawking “Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it could also be the last, unless we learn to avoid the risks.” And you do you think? What do you think the labor trends will be in the medium term?

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Labor advisor at Asinte International Advisory Office

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