The 4 types of AI and au­toma­tion in­flu­enced worlds that may emerge by 2030

The Daily News Egypt - - Front Page - By Mo­hamed Samir

In the re­cent years, the world has been un­der­go­ing a trans­for­ma­tion of the way work oc­curs. Au­toma­tion and ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence are on the rise, re­plac­ing hu­man jobs, do­ing their tasks and chang­ing the skills that or­gan­i­sa­tions look for in their em­ploy­ees.

Price­wa­ter­house­Coop­ers (PwC), the lead­ing pro­fes­sional ser­vices firm, has con­ducted a re­search that be­gan in 2007 with a joint team from the James Martin In­sti­tute for Sci­ence and Civil­i­sa­tion at Busi­ness School in Ox­ford, which com­mis­sioned a sur­vey of 10,000 peo­ple in China, India, Ger­many, the UK, and the US, to get an idea of how peo­ple be­lieve the work­place will evolve.

The study iden­ti­fies five “mega trends” that will im­pact the work en­vi­ron­ment in the fu­ture. First is the tech­no­log­i­cal break­throughs due to the rapid ad­vances in tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion. Sec­ond is a de­mo­graphic shift re­sult­ing from the age­ing pop­u­la­tion and chang­ing the size and dis­tri­bu­tion of the pop­u­la­tion. Third is the rapid ur­ban­i­sa­tion as many of the world pop­u­la­tion is mov­ing to live in cities. Then comes the shift in the global eco­nomic power be­tween de­vel­oped and de­vel­op­ing coun­tries, and fi­nally re­source scarcity with the de­ple­tion of fos­sil fu­els and wa­ter short­ages.

Con­se­quently, ac­cord­ing to the study four dif­fer­ent “Worlds of Work” may emerge, where each of them will have a dif­fer­ent im­pact on work­ers,the first pos­si­ble world to emerge is the “Yel­low World” where So­cial-first and com­mu­nity busi­nesses pros­per, crowd­funded cap­i­tal flows to­wards eth­i­cal and blame­less brands, Ar­ti­sans, cre­ative mar­kets, and ‘new Worker Guilds’ thrive.

Then comes the “Red World” where the study de­fines as the world where in­no­va­tion rules, in such world or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als will race to sup­ply con­sumers needs, in­no­va­tion re­places reg­u­la­tions, and dig­i­tal plat­forms give out­sized reach and in­flu­ence to those with a win­ning idea.Such world where Near zero em­ployee or­gan­i­sa­tions are the norm, the com­mer­cial value of learn­ing takes prece­dence;

On the other hand one of the pos­si­ble sce­nar­ios is the emer­gence of the “Blue World”, where cor­po­rate is king, the companies see their size and in­flu­ence as the best way to pro­tect their prized profit mar­gins against in­tense com­pe­ti­tion from their peers, cor­po­ra­tions grow to such a scale, and ex­ert such in­flu­ence, that some be­come more pow­er­ful than na­tion states. For work­ers of the “Blue World”, the pres­sure to per­form is re­lent­less. How­ever, those with a per­ma­nent roles en­joy ex­cel­lent re­wards.

Fi­nally comes the “Green World”, where companies care, The need for a pow­er­ful so­cial con­science is para­mount. Work­ers and con­sumers show loy­alty to­wards or­gan­i­sa­tions that do right by their em­ploy­ees and the wider world.

The study in­di­cates that, de­spite the dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter­is­tics of the four worlds, what’s con­nect­ing them is the emer­gence of AI and Au­toma­tion and their im­pact on work en­vi­ron­ment and jobs. As a re­sult, their will be a mas­sive re­clas­si­fi­ca­tion and re­bal­anc­ing of work, where some sec­tors, job roles, will be the losers, yet oth­ers will emerge.

More­over, the study con­cludes that such im­pacts will dif­fer, ac­cord­ing to PwC es­ti­mates around 38% of jobs in the US are at risk due to au­toma­tion, com­pared to 35% of jobs in Ger­many, 30% of UK jobs, while only 21% of jobs in Ja­pan are at risk of be­ing im­pacted.

The world has been un­der­go­ing a trans­for­ma­tion of the way work oc­curs

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