What are the future professions in the age of robotics and artificial intelligence?

Each era of modern history has its own industrial revolution. The mechanization of textiles changed the eighteenth century, the electricity fairy bent over the cradle of the nineteenth century, and information technology changed the end of the twentieth century. And now this emerging twenty-first century heralds the era of robotics.

Expectancy novels have made honey from them throughout the ages. But are we willing to hand some of our tasks, our careers, our lives to them? And are we really worried: If man continues to delegate his intelligence to a machine, what will be left of him?

85% of careers to be practiced in 2030 don’t yet exist according to a report by Dell and the “Institute for the Future,” a California think tank, published in 2017. The deadline is fast approaching.

Happiness Assistant, Cricket Breeder, Drone Controller…

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In What Will We Do With You?, Entrepreneur Nicholas Hazard took the baton of pilgrimage. Supporting an “inclusive and sustainable” economy, he went on to meet 21 future professions by questioning those who would practice them.

How about becoming a happiness assistant to help the screen-born generation ditch virtual reality and rediscover the taste of simple things, conversation, and the scent of flowers? Unless you prefer rebuilding a nature deprived of living? Or rehearsing your colleagues for their next vacation in space? The field of the enhanced athlete, mounted on airbags, opens up a vast area. Just like air control by drones or locust breeding, five samples of it equals a piece of beef with protein. We don’t dream: Tomorrow, robots will prepare your meals, by 3D printing food…

guide in the jungle

But for the few jobs created, how many were destroyed? Should we fear the mass extinction of work? Isn’t this high-tech advancing like a steam engine likely to roll blue-collar workers while favoring white-collar workers a little more?

Can robots replace us? (November 2018)

The tragedy is that we don’t train the right people. We are poorly preparing for this big change, those who are most at risk of seeing their careers disappear and who will need to be guided in this forest in two ways,” warns Nicholas Hazard.

Based on this observation, which could have serious consequences, he founded an organization, INCO, which targets exclusively the most vulnerable. “We train them for 3 to 6 months on digital technology without any level of education, and as a result, 80 to 85% of the recruits. Everything is there, digital training, documents, things, but it is generally for the happy few, those who know how to learn and train.” Many jobs will be created in the fields of digital, robotics, agriculture, environment, health … so that everyone can find their place, and avoid social harm, we must definitely give a head start to those furthest from work.”

Learning at any age

On a larger scale, the rapid automation of some deals will force you to rethink your career and change jobs often. “Continuous learning will become the norm. The countries that will come first will be those that have successfully adapted their workforce to the challenges. And to prepare children for independence from school, by teaching them how to learn.”

If it can cause cold sweats – 56% of Europeans say they are worried – then this revolution, according to Nicholas Hazard, should, paradoxically, make work more humane.

Let’s take the example of logistic warehouses with very heavy duty jobs, such as forklift driver or order picker. From now on, the robot does the job five to ten times faster.

“By delegating to handle it, employees will be able to devote their efforts to customer relations, marketing, communication… all of which a robot can’t quite do. We will be calling more and more in most of our human faculties.”

The search for meaning in work, for the balance between family life and professional life, is a fundamental trend among the younger generations. With what consequences? The entrepreneur expects the impact to be enormous on the economy. We’re seeing a return to the countryside, small towns thanks to remote work, even if it means less profit by working less. Here, too, a giant revolution began. »

“What are we going to do with you?” “Nicolas Hazard. Flamarion. 220 pages, 18 euros.

Natalie van Praag

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