As AI advances, here are 4 ways to stay relevant in the job market.
One of the most common fears we hear about A.I. is that it will take jobs away from humans, but there's another point of view
If you're alive, alert and in the loop, you've been hearing a lot about Artificial Intelligence or A.I. Advancements in AI for applications like natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision (CV) are helping industries like financial services, healthcare, and automotive accelerate innovation, improve customer experience, and reduce costs. We even use A.I. and have relied on advanced technology and innovation to compete in the high-speed, high-stakes world of media.
As AI continues to advance, it's important to adapt and evolve to stay relevant in the job market.
Here are some steps you can take to future-proof your career and minimize the risk of AI taking over your job:
1. Continuous Learning
Commit to lifelong learning and stay updated with the latest advancements in your field. Embrace new technologies, tools, and methodologies to enhance your skills and knowledge. Stay curious and be proactive in seeking out educational resources, online courses, workshops, and industry events.
2. Develop Soft Skills
Key soft skills include:
Attitude, Communication (both listening and speaking skills), Work ethic, Teamwork, Leadership qualities, Time management, Decision making and Conflict resolution to name a few.
While AI excels in tasks that require data processing and automation, it often lacks human skills such as creativity, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and complex problem-solving. Focus on developing these soft skills, as they will be in high demand in the future job market. Soft skills are among the most underrated skills in the portfolio of every successful person. They are often taking for granted until the lack of soft skills arises. We'll get deeper into that in a separate episode but keep this in mind.
3. Embrace Creativity and Innovation
Creativity and innovation is what brought us AI in the first place. The human mind continues to evolve when challenged and your individuality and creativity is unique. That is a tangible asset and tomorrow's labor force will need these skills.
AI is less likely to replace roles that involve creativity, innovation, and unique insights. Cultivate your creative thinking abilities and focus on generating novel ideas, approaching problems from different angles, and offering innovative solutions. Stay open-minded and encourage experimentation.
4. Specialize in Complex Cognitive Tasks
High level decision making is a skill, and so is developing strategic planning and decision making. This is a specialized area that simply requires a level of insight and focus on solutions. AI is currently limited in its ability to handle complex cognitive tasks that require high-level decision-making, strategic planning, and context-specific judgment. Position yourself as an expert in these areas, whether it's by gaining in-depth knowledge of your field or specializing in niche areas that require advanced cognitive skills.
These are just a few strategies to consider, it will require more thought and deep diving on your part as to where you want to plant your flag and gain greater expertise in areas where AI will contine to lack, at least for now. Stay tuned as we will being you more on AI, it's current impact on our world and what it may mean to our future.