As the applications of AI have become more mainstream over the past several months, there’s has also been a massive rise of the chatter about how the tech could be taking away jobs, and even whole industries. How about we talk more about the jobs created by artificial intelligence?
A.I. will create new jobs
Naturally, every giant leap in tech brings disruptions in the workforce. Gutenberg’s press was a boon for spreading information, heralding the scientific revolution and spreading the Bible far and wide. It also created tons of new jobs – printers, typesetters, papermakers, booksellers, and authors rejoiced, while the scribes penned very intricate one pagers such as “Gutenberg is going to take my job!”
For craftspeople, the Industrial Revolution decimated not only livelihoods but new industries caused massive demographic shifts and altered demand from textiles to steel. Henry Ford and the rise of the automobiles led to increased road and city infrastructure and less, well, horse riding and equine associated industries. And so on, and so on, and so disruption will happen again with this latest technological shift. And while concerns are real and the “AI is going to take your job!” headlines are many, the conversations around the new economic opportunities and jobs that will be created by this technology are fewer. Aside from the new jobs, a huge and obvious shift will come from traditional jobs evolving.
The Dept of Next decided to look through a glass half full, and add some blue sky thinking around some of the many, many new opportunities that will arise in the field of artificial intelligence. Please add any other ideas in the comments below – we’d appreciate hearing them.
- AI Engineer
- AI Systems Administrator
- AI Model Deployment Engineer
- AI Infrastructure Engineer
- AI Language Model Trainer
AI Engineers are responsible for developing and deploying AI systems. They work on the development, deployment, and maintenance of AI algorithms and models. They need to have a deep understanding of AI technologies and programming languages like Python, R, and TensorFlow.
AI Developers are responsible for coding and developing AI applications. They need to have a good understanding of programming languages and software development best practices, as well as experience with AI tools and technologies.
AI Operations Managers are responsible for the day-to-day running of AI systems and applications. They need to have experience in IT operations and project management, as well as an understanding of AI technologies and algorithms.
DATA SCIENCE – AI SPECIALTIES
AI Data Scientists are responsible for analyzing and interpreting data using AI algorithms. Generally, these roles require a strong background in statistics, mathematics, and programming, as well as experience with AI tools and technologies.
SALES AND MARKETING
- AI Sales Manager
- AI Sales Engineer
- AI Marketing & Customer Service
- AI Marketing Specialist
- AI Customer Service Agent (powered by AI)
Sales Managers working in AI would be responsible for selling AI products and services. They need to have a good understanding of AI technologies and be able to communicate effectively with clients and partners. On the marketing side, Specialists are responsible for promoting and marketing AI products and services. They need to have experience in marketing and a good understanding of AI technologies and the market. Serving acquired customers are Agents, responsible for providing customer service using AI systems and chatbots.
- AI Support Specialist
- AI Technical Support Specialist
AI Support Specialists provide technical support for AI systems and applications; they possess a strong overall understanding of AI technologies, and customer service acumen to be able to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
WRITING, B.I. AND ANALYSIS
- AI Technical Writer
- AI Business Analyst
- AI Business Intelligence Analyst
AI Technical Writers and Business Analysts are responsible for creating documentation and reports on AI systems and applications. They also need to have good writing and communication skills, as well as an understanding of AI technologies.
SOLUTIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION MANAGEMENT
- Project and Product Manager
- AI Implementation Consultant
- Solutions Architect
- AI Strategy Consultant
Responsible for managing the development and launch of AI products, roles in project and product management will need to have experience in product management, as well as a good understanding of AI technologies and the market. Implementation Consultants and Solutions Architects are responsible for designing and implementing AI solutions.
ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE SPECIALISTS
AI Ethics Specialists and Legal Specialist (for AI-related regulations) are responsible for ensuring that AI systems and applications are ethical and compliant with regulations, ensuring corporate, association and government regulations are met.
ACCESSIBILITY AND UX
- Accessibility Specialist (for designing AI for accessibility)
- AI Human-Computer Interaction Researcher
- AI User Experience Designer
Accessibility Specialists and User Experience Designers are responsible for making AI systems and applications accessible to users. They also work on designing interfaces and features that are easy to use, especially for people with disabilities, ensuring that AI systems are accessible to all users.
Educators and Trainers will become more in demand, and responsible for teaching others about AI technologies and applications. Obviously, being able to effectively communicate complex ideas with students and clients will be crucial.
CYBERSECURITY – AI FOCUS
As AI systems and applications become more prevalent and robust, cyber specialists will need to have enhanced understanding of current and emerging technologies while also implementing traditional cybersecurity best practices.
So, it’s not all doom and gloom. If you’re concerned about your role being made redundant, now is the time to think about – and more importantly act on – a plan for retooling, to take the transferrable skills you have and greet the rise of AI prepared. Whether you’re interested in AI engineering, data science, marketing, customer service, or education, there’s a role for you in the world of AI – but ChatGPT won’t find it for you…yet.