Is AI going to wipe off jobs in your country, in your sector, in your company? Yes. Is AI going to create jobs in your country, in your sector, in your company? Yes.
The Future of Jobs Report, 2018 by the World Economic Forum describes a possible net increase of about 58 Millions of Jobs worldwide by 2022. But the real increase will result from job losses and jobs creations. To minimize losses (coexistence of unemployment and talent shortages) and maximize increases, both politicians and companies will have to support a general reskilling and upskilling of the workforce. But beware, more dynamic and tech-oriented Organizations are not exempted. See, for instance, the Upskilling 2025 initiative aimed at 1/3 of Amazon workforce.
We, as individuals, will have to proactively choose a lifelong learning path taking advantage of both public MOOCs and training opportunities (i.e in Thinkopen we offer a free 7-weeks AI&Big Data course) and private opportunities like University classes, Masters etc.
The future is ours, if we choose to work on it