AI has advanced in such a way where companies have already started to implement ways to automate the tasks of employees.
We saw this after the coronavirus pandemic after business owners wanted to automate tasks with robots after there was a decrease of human employment. This is a benefit for business owners, as their profits increase as a result of lower costs of production.
robots for homes, health care, hotels, and restaurants have automated many parts of our lives, virtual bots turn customer service into self-service – Thomas M
AI has already automated many jobs as of 2023. Although it is not as much to the point where it replaced all the jobs out there, the number of jobs being replaced by AI is on the rise and will continue to increase in the future.
AI is expected to replace 85 million jobs worldwide by 2025 – Thomas M
50 percent of all jobs will be automated by AI within 15 years -Thomas M
The rise of AI in the work field has increased the fear amongst active employees, and those in college who are getting a degree to enter a field that can be automated by AI. This has collectively caused many to think of changing their career path.
participants’ reliance on thinking tasks was significantly correlated with fear of replacement (r =.211, p < .001). To illustrate, service employees more engaged in thinking tasks (i.e., above the median score) indicated higher fear of being replaced by AI -Vorobeva