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A Look Into How Generative AI Will Impact Our Future Workplace

If you're like many people, you're wondering how artificial intelligence (AI) will impact the future of your work.

Generative AI is a section of artificial intelligence. It is a technology that utilizes algorithms learned by machines to produce outputs like music or images from a set of data input. It's like starting from a blank canvas to create a painting. Generative AI is finding its place in many different sectors such as creating new drug compounds for healthcare to designing realistic video game interfaces in entertainment. Here are some ways generative AI could affect the workplace in certain fields and how you manage your job duties.


For manufacturing, it’s possible there will be a future where AI creates its products and processes. It will do this by using previous data and current trends in the market. For the company this AI works for, this provides more efficiency, waste reduction, and being more adaptable to what consumers are saying they want. The fallout from all of these advancements could be the permanent elimination of manufacturing jobs. That means anyone currently depending on a job that has easily automated tasks needs to start making a plan. If you're in this position, think about what education you can pursue to move you into a job where there is more creativity and human interaction and where a machine is less likely to replace you.


It’s projected that generative AI will be able use patient data to diagnose disease and formulate a treatment plan in mere seconds. The hope here would be that this automation will allow doctors to spend more valuable time with their patients. The downside of course is how this would affect all of the healthcare professionals involved in diagnosis and treatment. Perhaps medical offices can use these employees for the benefit of patient management, giving the patients better services and more comprehensive preventative medicine.


The future of generative AI in education is adapting materials to the way a student learns. While this is good for individualized education, the jobs available for teachers may suffer. It’s hard to imagine a school environment where a teacher doesn’t lead a class, but that could happen. Students could arrive daily and be met with their own individualized learning program and not an instructor. People affected by this industry could be best served honing other skills related to education like specialized writing or perhaps even forming a tutoring company, since many students will likely miss the one-on-one interaction.

In addition, with AI, data security could be an issue.

As AI becomes more involved, we must know who’s responsible when things go wrong. Humans still need to be involved to make sure AI systems are making fair and ethical decisions in their processes. Ultimately, using AI is about balance. Prepare for how it may affect your industry and you’ll be in a good spot when it begins to affect you.


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