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FHM (Philippines) - - Pulse -

In case any of your teach­ers hadn’t told you yet, ro­bots are about to take over prac­ti­cally all jobs. Some of the grim tech­nol­ogy prog­nos­ti­ca­tors say that it could take less than 50 years be­fore we are left with noth­ing to do.

This is all your fault. What you’ve done so far flood­ing your so­cial me­dia ac­counts with feeds is busy­ing up the neu­ral network of com­put­ers, mak­ing Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence smarter, up un­til it reaches a point where it can speak any lan­guage, rec­og­nize names and faces, gather and in­ter­pret data, and all that. Which means it can op­er­ate ma­chines, an­swer phones, play doc­tor, even write. In short, do every­thing,

Fortunately, it’s not your prob­lem yet. Right now, there are still jobs, and you need them as much as they need you. If you just grad­u­ated, your prob­lem, ob­vi­ously, is get­ting em­ployed; if you’re still in col­lege, whether you’re in the right course; if you’re about to en­ter col­lege, what course to take.

We think this is an ex­cit­ing time to be work­ing. In our grand­par­ents’ day, all they wanted was for our par­ents to be doc­tors and lawyers. Now, we can still be doc­tors or lawyers, but our par­ents can also see us be­come game de­vel­op­ers or data sci­en­tists.

So what we’ve done for you new and would-be mem­bers of the work­force is to cre­ate a big pic­ture of your job prospects in the next cou­ple of years. We hope that with this, you will be able to find your place in the real world.

Good luck, and hey, we were kid­ding when we said it was your fault that the ro­bots are tak­ing over, but you are mak­ing them smarter, and they are tak­ing over…

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