For the past few years, analysts, politicians, and other thinkers have fretted about the potential impact of a “robot revolution” which could see AI drive humans out of the workforce. The LA Times recently reported that robots could take over 38 percent of current human jobs within 15 years, and we have seen AI steadily move into new fields such as law or journalism which few had predicted before.
Despite the hype around AI, we will probably not see a world where humans are no longer needed. But as AI develops, businesses need to think about how to adapt to this changing paradigm. An examination of certain sectors should show both the benefits and limits of AI, and reveal that the future will be one where humans and AI cooperate instead of one supplanting the other.