Artificial intelligence is already affecting nearly every workplace in the country. Here’s how the future of AI may shape the workplace of tomorrow.
When most people think of artificial intelligence (AI), they think of smarty-pants robots that can service our every whim. While real robots may be in the cards, the future of AI will also revolutionize the way we work (in real life and in the metaverse). In fact, AI is already in your workplace: You use AI when you use Google Maps to find your way to an off-site meeting (perhaps in a self-driving car?), or when you use spell-check for a report.
The current state of AI and the future of AI goes far beyond simplifying mundane tasks, however. Artificial intelligence, or computers that are taught to “think” like humans, can make us healthier, less stressed and happier through advancements in medicine, manufacturing and more. It’s not without its downsides, though. So let’s take a look at what the future of AI holds for the workplace, including some drawbacks and benefits you might see in your lifetime.
Examples of AI in the workplace today
Artificial intelligence is all around you. Applying for a job? There’s a good chance AI is screening resumes before they reach a human. Use a voice assistant on your phone to help you with workplace tasks? Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri all use AI to answer your questions and perform functions.
When you use Google or another search engine to look up information, you’re using AI. When your company car prevents you from swerving off the road when you’re drowsy, it uses AI.