The robots are coming for your jobs.
There are a lot of worries, misinformation, misconceptions, and fear-mongering surrounding the increasing popularity of Artificial Intelligence.
AI is the buzziest of buzzwords these days; more and more applications are entering the mainstream, and the possibilities feel endless. It's sort of like one of those late-night infomercials. "But wait, there's more!"
On the one hand, yes. The robots HAVE taken jobs. You can order a fast food meal, pay a toll, or hitch a ride without ever interacting with an actual human being.
But on the OTHER hand (we have two, remember), AI is predicted to actually CREATE jobs; 97 million by 2025, to be precise.
The fact of the matter is that it's not going anywhere, whether you embrace it or not.
So why not embrace it?
AI continues to transform everything from manufacturing to farming, data entry, janitorial tasks, investing, insurance...the list goes on. And for small business owners - already struggling with razor-thin profit margins, overhead, and staff shortages - incorporating artificial intelligence can be a game-changer.
One last thought.
While AI can be a powerful tool for small businesses, you should also be mindful that it may require investment in technology and resources and a clear understanding of how AI can be applied to your specific industry. As with anything, consult experts and do your due diligence.