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How Safe Is Your Job, Really? ๐Ÿง

There is a possibility that in 10 years, half of the jobs that exist today will be automated or cease to exist. That means, a computer or robot can do the job.

I used to take solace then in the fact that writing would not be taken over. I remember reading Kathy Edens’ piece titled: ‘Take heart, Writers. Artificial Intelligence Lacks a Vital Storytelling Component: Empathy’.

Now, I understand that that’s no longer true.

I stumbled on a piece about Persado’s AI copywriter that apparently writes better copy than humans. More human copies than humans. The irony, huh? ๐Ÿคฆ

It’s now being used by some of the big companies like JP Morgan Chase and is getting better click-through rates than copies and emails written by BRILLIANT human copywriters.

Really though, some of the jobs that exist today didn’t even exist 10 years ago. There are social media managers today. Lead management experts. LinkedIn marketers. Twitter influencers, and more. 10 years ago, some of them didn’t even exist.

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I was speaking with an uncle recently. He was once one of the big guns in media and in Nigeria before he became an INEC REC. He laughed when I mentioned some of the job roles in the media, PR and terrain these days.

He has not only lost touch with some of those things, they are alien to the idea of marketing he used to know back in the days. And that was like 10 years ago or so.

I think that in the long run, we all run the risk of being replaced. That risk is even higher if you don’t commit to relentless self-improvement.

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We can’t fight growth and development. We can choose to evolve though. Jobs may cease to exist or be automated. But it will pave way for even more jobs to emerge.

Committing to a relentless growth program is the only way to guarantee that we don’t die off with the jobs when they get phased out. It’s a sure-fire way to ensure that we evolve and don’t grow bitter, shaking angry fists at development and technology.

I found a site sometime ago where you can check the percentage of automation that will happen in your field, or simply put, find out if robots will take your job. Check it out here.

I recommend reading John Pugliano‘s 2017 book: ‘The Robots Are Coming: A Human’s Survival Guide to Profiting in The Age of Automation’. A page-turner, that one.

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Have a beautiful new week! ๐ŸŒท

Your Friend,

James Ogunjimi

Lead Noisemaker at Ndiyo Media
Public Relations & Communication Pro. Author, 'A Wall Is Just A Wall' (Bahati Books, UK).
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8 Comments

  1. Nice piece brother, please send the book .

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    1. Thanks for reading, boss! Please scroll down and enter your email address in the newsletter space. You’ll get the book immediately.

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  2. You are really good at this man!

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    1. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ Tanchu! Thanks for reading. ๐ŸŒท

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  3. Scary though.

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    1. Yeah, maybe. But that’s why there’s a need for constant self re-invention. As long as we continue to improve on what we know and learn more, I’m sure we’re safe. ๐Ÿ˜ Tanchu for reading. ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿšด

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  4. Nice piece

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    1. Thanks for reading, Gideon! ๐Ÿ™

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