Walmart’s 300 in-store robots reduce “repeatable, predictable and manual” tasks. 3D printed sushi tailored to your health needs. Warehouse robots that pack 400 orders per hour. Supermarket giant Walmart makes deliveries in self-driving vehicles. Picking robots enables grocery retailer Click and Collect to fulfil and deliver online orders in an hour (and grow at 20% p.a.).
Augmented reality apps so you can “see” new furniture in your house before you buy. Bricklaying robot builds a three-bed house in 72 hours.
Robot barista makes 120 drinks an hour, remembers your name and order. Legal AI application performs tasks done by paralegals or associates. The Mayo Clinic uses robot-assisted surgery, and fully autonomous robot surgeons are being developed. Clerks, chefs, financial analysts, telemarketers, musicians, admin staff, accountants, auditors …
Digital Business insights, an Australian company, has researched 50,000 surveys to find the impact of digital disruption on jobs. They say 47% of jobs are at risk. Some of those on the High list, at risk from robots, AI, blockchain, Amazon, automation, and brokerage tools removing the middle man, include Media & Comms, Manufacturing, Transport, Finance, and Rental & Real Estate. Jobs like Admin Services, Education, Retail, and Professional Services are somewhat protected, for now, by the personal relationships.
How secure is your job? How will you get the next one? Google “how are jobs found”, the first page of results says 85% of jobs are found from networking. How good is your network? I don’t mean the 5000 LinkedIn or Facebook contacts you have and have never met. I mean people that you have developed know-like-trust relationships with.
New York Times bestselling author Tim Sanders is quoted as saying “Your network is your net worth”.