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AI is Changing How, Who, and even What Makes a Supervisor Featured

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It has now become common hearing people talking about how artificial intelligence (AI) will change various aspects and industries in every country on the planet. There are growing fears that this technology will eliminate many jobs and professions through automation of tasks. Many reports have shown the truth behind job automation especially for certain professions and demographics. For example, a report by Brookings Institution noted that automation threatens more than 25% of jobs in the US, most done by low-wage earners where tasks are repetitive and routine-based.

Despite these harsh realities, we have no option but to conform to the new changes and adopt these technologies due to the massive opportunities presented that far outweigh downsides. Although artificial intelligence will indeed make other tasks obsolete, it will also inject more jobs and change the existing ones for the better. Workers in different countries are now beginning to see the bright side of AI on their roles, and organizations and are slowly starting to change their minds on this technology. Most of them are now grateful for having robots as their coworkers because of how they simplify and streamline their lives.   

A majority of human workers now trust orders given by robots over those of human managers. Most of them are even turning to robots for advice instead of their human managers. In some companies like American Express, for example, tasks such as identifying product offers that are relevant to a specific customer segment are now made by AI, therefore taking over the role of managers and employees in handling these tasks.

AI is now taking over administrative tasks traditionally done by human managers while the roles of managers are now evolving as they focus more on soft skills over hard ones. Surveys have indicated that robots are far much better than human managers in doing tasks that require hard skills as they can easily give unbiased information, maintain work schedule, solve problems quickly and their budgets can also be easily managed. On the other hand, humans can complement them with better empathy. Unlike humans, robots can also provide answers to confidential information without causing fear among the interviewees. They can also evaluate performance of the team with no bias. Although robots and AI systems have advanced significantly, human managers still beat them in many areas. For instance, human managers can understand feelings of other humans better and can reliably provide oversight and direction.

Artificial intelligence collaboration with humans in workplaces is freeing up managers, giving them time to focus on other issues of their jobs. By cutting managers loose from their traditional tasks, AI is enhancing innovation. They allow managers to have more impact on their work by giving them time to create strong relationships with other employees that in the end impacts their roles.

Far from replacing managers, AI is improving their decision-making capabilities. The main change in decision making in management originates from the AI’s deep learning abilities. Machines through deep learning are becoming smarter with time as they continually learn from the experience of human managers just like the way managers gain their knowledge from interacting with other managers and encountering new challenges. With deep learning, AI promises to be part of decision making process in the coming days. Through the help of AI, managers can tap into the advice they can offer at any time due to large data they have. This will make managers smarter and more qualified to make informed decisions that can take a company to the next level.

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