The November 16, 2017 issue of the Wall Street Journal contains an article which addresses this topic. I found it to be of interest and hope you do, too.
Well-known entrepreneur Elon Musk predicts that the advance of artificial intelligence and automation will dramatically reduce the number of available jobs.
The Wall Street Journal shares a new report from IT-services and consulting firm Cognizant Technology Solutions which offers a much more positive prediction.
The study sites that there will be at least 21 new job categories created within the next 10 years. Titles such as “genetic diversity officer,” “virtual store sherpa” and “personal memory curator” represent three of these new job categories.
Other opportunities called “walker-talkers,” represent workers to answer calls to assist and provide companionship for a growing elderly population. Another new position is called “data detectives”. This represents work to dig into their employer’s data stockpiles and generate new business recommendations.
In summary, the report projects that 19 million positions in the United States will be automated out of existence in the next 15 years. However, the same report also predicts that about 21 million new roles will be created.
(Source: “A Future without Jobs? Think Again” by Kelsey Gee.)
Welcome to the growing world of artificial intelligence and automation!
Barbara A. Culver
CFP®, ChFC®, CLU, AEP®