Myth: AI and automation is going to replace people at work altogether.
Truth: AI and automation will augment human capabilities by do their tasks faster, cheaper and better.
But here's a caveat...
If you do not know how to collect and manipulate data, make sense of it for someone else to understand and take actions, and automate your workflows; you will end up as a myth!
Remember, McDonald's touch screen kiosks replaced cashiers. It won't just be cashiers that are being replaced, but also all roles across functions are at risk - HR, finance, marketing, design, etc.
Any repetitive tasks that can be automated will be automated to aim for a stronger, more efficient outcome.
If your job responsibilities involve executing repetitive tasks, it's time to upskill yourself in skills that will help you augment your tasks.
Don't get automated by machine and become irrelevant.
Augment your work by learning how to manipulate data, make sense into actionable insights and automate your workflow - stay relevant in the 21st century.
About the Author.
Sharala Axryd is passionate about data driven business transformations & driving data science education in ASEAN. A natural thought leader, she is a highly-sought-after speaker for conferences with topics ranging from analytics to women in STEM.