Believe it or not, the future holds quite a lot for the thriving field of robotics. In addition to space exploration, robots are also making a huge contribution to our daily lives. From using a simple ATM or paying groceries at self-checkouts to the automated umpire known as Hawk-Eye, we can see many examples of the robots’ rising influence on our lives and jobs. Our days are numbered and we often ask which jobs are going to be done by robots next. Here are a few.
”In the future, I’m sure there will be a lot more robots in every aspect of life. If you told people in 1985 that in 25 years they would have computers in their kitchen, it would have made no sense to them.”
Bookkeeper and accountant
Processing data will become a whole lot easier and precise with machines. Handling accounting tasks like auditing and controlling the inventory will be done faster and mistakes free. For these reasons, many successful companies, like Verizon or GameStop, are now relying on accounting software to keep their finances in order. Due to their convenient automated bookkeeping, these companies no longer need an army of workers, but only a dozen will be sufficient to do all the jobs that a machine cannot usually complete.
Unfortunately, more than 10 percent of warehouse workers could get replaced by robots. Nowadays most tasks involving heavy-lifting and packaging are being automated. As a result, with the automated assistance, the average time to complete a task has significantly reduced. For example, a task doesn’t take an hour to complete, but only 15 minutes. This is also the case with famous Amazon and its warehouses where a half of its workforce has been automated. Although automation sounds like a utile solution, this means that more workers will get fired in the future.
One job that is impossible for a widget to do is driving, right? Well, think again. The scientists have even found a solution to this one. As there is an automated pilot in an airplane, there can be one in a vehicle, too. Therefore, drivers could get easily replaced by self-driving cars like the ones that are tested by Google and Uber. These cars could prevent accidents from happening and make the voyage for the passengers far more comfortable than before. So, will robots take your job? If you are a driver, then they probably will.
Having an automated maid to clean the floors is practical instead of hiring a cleaning staff. IRobots have conveniently made a vacuuming robot, the Roomba 980, and a floor-scrubbing robot, the Scooba 450. The first one does a great job removing pet hair, while the other can be useful for cleaning the gutters as well. Nevertheless, there are house chores that even cyborgs cannot do. In case of window cleaning, it’s better to stick to good old humans. If you are dealing with glass, insects or vegetation getting a professional team, like Sydney Based Window cleaning company, could be a better option.
Would you let a real surgeon operate on you or a surgical robot? Right now, there are robot-surgeons making a great contribution to various operations, from knee surgery to eye surgery. With the rising human population and the lack of medical staff, the robotic surgery is quickly taking over the surgical profession. Although robots make outstanding diagnosticians, their efficiency and costs are debatable when compared with the care provided by real doctors. However, we cannot deny the fact that robots help detect cancer at an early stage.
Business and sports journalists
Attention report writers, you might get replaced by text-to-speech systems (TTS). The TTS systems are specially designed to read and write research materials. In other words, many financial, as well as sports writes, could be out of work in the future. Business journalists, who analyze facts and figures on the market, are becoming dispensable with the creation of news-writing machines. Moreover, Narrative Science’s program could soon cost sports journalists their jobs. So, give a thought to creative writing, as long as artificial intelligence doesn’t develop imagination, too.
Humans vs. robots
As a conclusion, we, humans, are disposable and prone to making mistakes. Even our body reveals how short our expiry date is. In the end, why not opt for a durable robotic option? Let’s face it; some jobs are done better by machines. Maybe people needn’t bother with vacuuming, heavy-lifting or driving. Robotic precision is a must when it comes to bookkeeping, making a report or a diagnosis. On the other hand, in case of doctors or even window cleaners, the robotic precision crumbles down before human intuition and experience.