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Will AI and automation “replace” jobs? Some of the more hyperbolic headlines would have you believe that millions of jobs are being superseded by AI and machines. McKinsey cites studies that suggest that between 75 million and 375 million people around the world will need to change occupational categories and acquire new skills by 2030, because the bulk of what they’re doing now will be taken over by automation.
Of course, what is often unsaid is that those jobs will liberate staff of the mundane work, and allow them to focus on higher value, more rewarding tasks. There is clearly a massive opportunity to delegate menial tasks and elevate ingenious efforts. It is not so much that these jobs are being made redundant as it is that they are being redefined – for the better of both employee and employer. “Every role is going to be changed by technology and augmented – not necessarily replaced but made better,” Brenda Harvey, IBM General Manager, Asia-Pacific, said.