AI Can’t Replace These Jobs

Artificial intelligence will not replace these jobs anytime soon.

Earlier this week, AI Finance Today tracked the top jobs at dire risk of being replaced by artificial intelligence.

It’s an anxious subject for career professionals, especially white-collar ones who already see the handwriting on the wall. That’s no hyperbole, as some jobs, like office receptionist and customer support, are already in AI replacement mode.

In fact, if your company has already deployed AI, there’s about a four-in-10 chance layoffs aren’t far behind, according to a recent survey of 750 business leaders. The study shows that 37% of companies who rolled out AI tools and applications simultaneously have laid off employers “who were no longer needed,” the report stated.

These Jobs Are At Little or No Risk From AI

On the upside, the same study cited for the “jobs at risk” story notes plenty of jobs in no danger of being displaced by AI.

According to NLB Services, which recently published a study tracking the movement of AI across the jobs landscape, career professionals in these slots won’t be seeing a pink slip anytime soon.

1) Teachers

Classroom educators, from kindergarten teachers to graduate school professors, appear insulated from AI-related job loss.

“Learning is a vital part of our lives; we spend between 15 and 20 first years doing just that,” the NLB study reports. “It shapes so many different aspects of who we are. This is a key stage in one’s life, and it cannot be risked with AI.”

2) Movie directors and filmmakers

While the entertainment industry can expect job displacement in key areas like voice-overs, animation development, and special effects creation, AI won’t replace one traditional Hollywood role: the filmmaker.

“Filmmakers have something that artificial intelligence won’t replicate: the human factor,” the study states. “Filmmakers, the ones who have absolute power over films’ artistic and dramatic aspects, have their jobs safe.”

3) Singers

Like the movie industry, the music industry can expect some job upheaval because of artificial intelligence. As the study notes, AI can create lyrics, create musical instrument sounds, and emulate human voices. But it can’t replace the human soul, which has driven music since the dawn of time.

“AI can never match the capability of putting feelings and emotions as humans do,” NLB points out. “There is no denying that they may be able to help musical artists come up with new and better ideas, but AI music tools are not yet able to drive the passionate music that singers can impart to songs and the love they have for what they do.”

4) Legal eagles

Lawyers and judges should avoid AI job displacement as their unique knowledge of the legal system isn’t easily replicated.

“A certain set of skills is needed to understand and deal with complex legal systems and put your arguments in defense during court proceedings,” the report states. “And a human factor is involved when it comes down to considering all the various aspects of a trial and making a final decision that could turn into years in prison, in the case of a judge.”

5) Content Creators

At first glance, writers, bloggers, scriptwriters, journalists, and other scribes would seem justified in worrying about AI stamping them out, career-wise. But the NLB study doesn’t see it that way.

“While it appears that their jobs are in danger, the truth is, (a writer’s originality and authenticity are their weapons,” NLB notes. “They can create educational or entertaining materials for specific audiences to be expressed through various mediums and channels, usually through digital media.

These content creators stand out from the rest through their unique and lovable personalities and values, as well as their creativity, passion, editorial judgment, and empathy. These traits are hard to replicate by an AI.

Get Smart About AI

NLB career analysts say that AI doesn’t have to be a direct threat to a career as long as the employee or the contractor takes steps to upskill on AI.

“If there is an AI tool that does exactly what you do, then you must worry and start working right away,” the report advises. “Never forget that you are a human and can adapt, learn, unlearn, and relearn things” to help you advance in your career.

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