A.I., robots, and automation will take over manual labor and services; replace 800 million jobs globally by 2030
Robots have taken their place in dangerous labor. However, thanks to smartphones and internet connectivity, easy jobs are slowly replaced by A.I. In 2021, as the world reels from lockdowns, giant retailers need not hire new employees for jobs digital technology can do.
Millions will lose their job in 2030
Four years ago, a forecast was that up to 800 million global workers may lose jobs by 2030. Robots and A.I. will replace them, McKinsey predicted. Machine operators and food workers will be hit hardest. [BBC]
Huge retailers need not hire new employees for jobs an A.I. can do.
Companies resort to A.I.
In 2019, most giant superstores Walmart, Target, and Costco, began to adopt self-service lanes. By 2021, at least half of their checkout registers can operate without a cashier—the same with McDonald’s, which rolled out a self-service digital kiosk in 2018.
Walmart introduced its ‘Contact-free checkout‘ in May 2020 by using smartphones to check out. Aside from easing COVID fears, it also saves money by removing the need to employ people to make the whole system of checkout and inventory work.
Banking, finance, and retail
In banking, finance, and retail, A.I. is slowly taking over sales marketing, accounting, and customer service. Internet-based products rely on an algorithm generated by A.I. that makes the job more efficient and cost less.
Elon Musk’s Neural Lace
One of the top college careers today is Data Science. Scientists produce conclusions based on a computer algorithm using quantum computing.
Tesla’s Elon Musk was beyond it by forging the development of next-generation neural lace. It’s basically “threads” to weave a computer attached to your brain.
AI taking over marketing, accounting, and customer service.
16 Jobs Open AI Can Replace in 2030
Cashiers & assistants
Computer Support Specialists
Doctors for General Medicine
Market Research Analysts
China’s economic success was ‘cheap labor.’
Cheap Labor was China’s strength
Seventy years ago, China’s Mao Ze Dong believed machines would eventually replace manual jobs. The reason “hard work” and “hard labor” were instilled during the cultural revolution. One of the reasons for China’s economic success was ‘cheap labor.’
Naturally, Biden’s wage hike to $15 per hour nationwide forces big companies to resort to A.I. tech. Small businesses will be on the losing end.