Against the backdrop of massive job cuts and hiring freezes reverberating through the tech industry, Temitope Orilua, CEO Eagle Predict has urged workers across sectors in Nigeria to keep growing in their skill level and ability to create as artificial intelligence and automation now threatens the global workforce.
Orilua revealed that in light of the ongoing layoffs and rapid adoption of AI technologies, there is a huge tendency for other professional jobs, including accounting and non specialized lawyers, to also become redundant.
From healthcare and marketing communications, to manufacturing, AI has been identified to have the potential to streamline tasks across many industries according to a joint study carried out by the EU and US on the impact of artificial intelligence on the future of workforces
Playing an even bigger role in revolutionizing industries such as information technology (IT), finance, marketing, customer service, legal, manufacturing, and many more, these AI technologies will also displace between 400 and 800 million jobs by 2030, requiring as many as 375 million people to switch job categories entirely according to a McKinsey report. Additionally, in its recent Future of Jobs Report, the World Economic Forum estimated that by 2025, AI will replace up to 85 million jobs.
“So, it is not just tech,” Orilua revealed.
“At this point, growth is mandatory in every field. The minute you stop growing, you start dying, and this isn’t just about your job, this truth is relevant in every aspect of our lives; spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally and so on. Man must evolve. Even Jesus cursed a tree for not producing fruit when it should have.”