Despite anxiety over the future impact of AI, Cloud and other technologies, most trends point to these technologies becoming a tool and supplement for workers rather than a master or outright replacement. Workplaces will become more efficient and more collaborative, and employees will be able to automate busywork like combing through files and sorting information. Communication and collaboration tools will make it easier for workers to cooperate on big, complex projects. The changes in organizational culture this will produce will not only improve efficiency, but also improve workers’ social and emotional health as well.
- It’s far more likely that new technologies, like AI, will free workers from rote jobs, like data-entry, freeing human workers for more creative aspects of the job.
- This streamlining effect, far from disrupting human employment, can have a positive impact on the economy.
- In Canada, for example, technology, such as that relating to AI, has contributed more than 117 billion to the Canadian economy already.
“The impact of artificial intelligence, the cloud, and other disruptive technologies will be much subtler than naysayers suggest.”