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During December edition of the conference I was a speaker at the panel “What new professions will arise thanks to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning?”. The key topics we discussed were:
- There has never been such a dynamic development of technology in the history of mankind. The economy has changed to ‘sharing’. Social media is unstoppable. How does this affect the way we work?
- The second revolution – the nineteenth century – a total change in the way of production thanks to electrification. Then another through computerization, which leads almost to the total automation of production. Are we facing another great change – thanks to AI?
- What occupations may become completely unnecessary in the near future?
- How do companies prepare for the next revolution?
- Is it possible to limit work only for technological elites in our lifetime?
- Nanotechnology – or maybe some other breakthrough will completely surprise us?
- Game tester, mobile application programmer, cloud computing specialist, social media manager, big data analysis specialist, information security analyst – professions that were not available several years ago. On the other hand, a lot of jobs are dying. It’s natural, but how to adapt to the rapidly changing world – in IT, where these changes are the most dynamic.
- What specialization does IT seem to die at the moment?
- Are the robot trainers / Artificial Intelligence already exists? Are they only IT specialists, or also philosophers and ethicists?
- How multidisciplinary must be IT specialists? Not only in the field of programming languages or known technologies.
- Should there be a new way of educating together with new professions?
- Will acquiring skills be the most important skill?