AI could replace or eliminate millions of jobs by 2030 | NewsRadio 740 KTRH

The progression of AI in the labor market is not expected to slow down anytime soon.

Millions of people are also at risk of being replaced by AI in their jobs in the coming years.

According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, AI is expected to replace 2.4 million jobs in the United States by 2030. An additional 12 million occupational changes are also expected to occur. Between 400 and 800 million people could lose their jobs due to AI.

The jobs most vulnerable to being replaced are those related to data entry, telemarketing and customer service.

Entrepreneur and futurist Peter Shankman told KTRH News that AI won’t completely take over the job market, but it will provide relief for people who aren’t good at their jobs.

“If you’re not doing your job well, AI will make it so you don’t have to do it,” Shankman said. “If you’re good at what you do, you’re not going to lose your job because of AI.”

Transportation, warehousing, and retail are some of the many industries that have already been using AI to maximize their productivity, but it’s not like these industries are completely leaving humans aside. Shankman said people still need to use AI for their work and make sure the technology is doing what they want it to do for their business.

“It’s a change in the way we look at technology, but technology itself is not going to replace humans,” he said.

Some warehouses, for example, use AI to move things from point A to point B, but you still need people working there to physically check things and make sure operations are running smoothly.

Shankman expects restaurants and retailers to use AI more in a basic sense for their businesses in the coming years, but not as advanced as sitting down at a place to eat and having a computer take your order and deliver your food to you.

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