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Artificial intelligence and Graduate Careers - The Good Grad 2.0 - Image source: Shutterstock, Inc Image Credit: © Josh McCann

Artificial intelligence and Graduate Careers - The Good Grad 2.0 - Image source: Shutterstock, Inc Image Credit: © Josh McCann

The effect of artificial intelligence on the careers market.

We are moving very quickly into an era of machine learning, AI and quantum computing.

Imagine the world where robots and computers which don’t get tired, bored or emotional disturbed, carry out hours of work – leaving us to concentrate on activities like spending time, traveling, socializing and being with our loved ones. Well, that world is not too far away.

Granted, the adoption of such 'smart-machines' will need to be implemented on a controllable scale as things such as addressing issues of disease and social equality remain high on the world agenda – or so we hope, the benefits of using artificial intelligence (AI) however is a no-brainer.

We have gone past the age where IQ is used as the main measurement of 'cleverness', have recently discovered emotional intelligence (EQ) and are now AI. Think of it this way: the use of AI is mankinds' way of delegating tasks to a more efficient system that only needs an abundant resource (energy) to carry them out.

For a list of films based on intelligence and the use of information technology and artificial intelligence you will come across films like the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Interstellar, The Matrix, Transcendence and ex Machina - which all try to depict the potential of as humans to create intelligence to help us answer difficult questions and solve complicated equations to help us advance as a human race.

So, what does that mean for you career-wise?

Well, the good news is that machines and computers cannot replace humans indefinitely. We will now resort to dabbing a little deeper into our emotional intelligence to decipher, analyze and manage situations in a workplace, political or even better our social lives and interactions. Jobs in the field of industrial psychology and all types of behavioural management, therefore, will be up on the rise as machines take up the mundane tasks of report generation, finance (share trading), back office automation (ERPs), manufacturing, processing, and logistics.

Recently a startup in Manchester (Mi Hiepa Scout) introduced the use of virtual reality gear into the world of sport but allowing scouts to pick talent through testing young footballers in that 'environment' and even better, they are using it to rehabilitate injured players much faster than traditional physiotherapy.  So, you see, one need not be intimidated by machines and AI taking away our jobs – we can use it to create more useful jobs!

Complex equations that need to be calculated such as solving or predicting financial crisis’s or the use blockchain of Bitcoin mining require heavy processing power. This means the need for faster PCs will spur more output from tech hardware companies like Intel, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Dell, Gigabyte Technology - whom all manufacture chips and processors to fit into super computers. These companies, in turn, will rely more heavily on machines (and human capital) to help develop and manufacture the chips faster to meet this demand.

And when we introduce the complexity and frightening speed of quantum computing into the mix, we can rest assured that we will then be moving toward another paradigm shift into another dimension within our world.

Check out the following useful resources to learn more on the topics covered as well as to find jobs to prepare yourself for the incumbent rise of robots.

Emotional Intelligence explained and with useful tests check out:
For more debates and insights into the use of AI check out these interesting videos on TedTalks
Find available jobs at: Intel, Dell, AMD and GIGABYTE