If You Have These Skills, No Robot Will Ever Take Your Job
Kayla Matthews March 29, 2017 7 minutes
Losing your job to robots is no longer a sci-fi fantasy. Some estimates say robots may take over more than five million jobs across 15 developed countries. Machines could account for more than half the workforce in places like Cambodia and Indonesia, particularly in the garment industry.
The good news: there are some skills robots can’t embody, and if you have them, there’s no need to worry about losing your job due to robotic advancements. Better yet, many of them are transferable, meaning they can help you advance your career, even if you need to change industries.
Here are four skills that can keep your job from being handed off to a robot.
(I) _______ Skills
Robots seem smart. However, they only know what their programmers tell them. There are some exceptions, such as robots powered by machine learning that get smarter through acquired feedback over time. Even so, people able to demonstrate the ability to work out solutions using analytical thinking, such as IT personnel, can feel confident about job security during the rise of robots.
This broad group of skills applies to many jobs, whether you’re leading a team of 20 people who are hard at work developing a new iPhone app or maintaining an upbeat, productive workforce at a Fortune 500 company. People often depend on robots to complete segments of projects, but those machines can’t manage huge organizational accomplishments from start to finish. Also, robots can’t feasibly handle all the things human resource experts do.
(III) ,_____ Skills
Even the most advanced robots can’t genuinely practice the crucial skill of understanding what people feel. This skill is especially useful if you work for a charity, support statistically disadvantaged segments of the population, or assist people in the healthcare industry.
(IV) _____ Skills
One inevitable thing about robots is they malfunction. When that happens, people need to know how to read error codes, make educated diagnoses, and perform repairs. (...).
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The headings below have been removed from the text and replaced by (I), (II), (III) and (IV). Choose the option that contains the correct heading sequence to complete the text.