Will AI Ops take IT jobs away?

I think IT professionals in general are very fearful their jobs are going away. The message that I would deliver is AI-Ops can help make you look smarter, augment you, and make you significantly more efficient in meeting your OKRs. Don't be fearful of it. The Overlords are not coming for your job.

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I think IT professionals in general are very fearful their jobs are going away. The message that I would deliver is AI-Ops can help make you look smarter, augment you, and make you significantly more efficient in meeting your OKRs. Don't be fearful of it. The Overlords are not coming for your job.
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Anonymous Author
I’m very careful when I have those discussions with people. I make sure the message isn’t that AI Ops will make them less expensive, but that it will enable them to do more, and do more better.
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Anonymous Author
We are still just working with algorithms that closely approximate AI, so I don't see it as being an issue.  In it's current state, I can see how it could enhance the IT professional, but I don't see it as something that could effectively replace a human.
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Anonymous Author
The whole point of automation is to improve efficiency/effectiveness of a business process.  Are the IT folks worried about the automation they installed that altered someone else's job ?  I doubt it ... they should get over the fact their job scope may change due to AI and upskill to where they need to be in order to stay employed.  That is true for any profession ...
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Anonymous Author
Just like any form of automation it will have some input on jobs, however I expect for the most part it will lift priorities of resources to be able to focus on more complex tasks rather than eliminate their jobs.
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Anonymous Author
It will definitely take entry level jobs but it should also create some level of additional jobs that people could learn
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Anonymous Author
I think orgs will likely have the option to do what they currently do with fewer roles, since each employee can be higher leverage. But they’ll also have the option to keep the current staff levels and have a better overall system than they currently do, since again each employee is free’d up from repetitive work to solve more problems that aren’t currently being addressed.
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Anonymous Author
Not likely, no. IT jobs may change, but I don't anticipate that they will be taken away.
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Anonymous Author
New opportunities always appear for those who reinvent themselves
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Anonymous Author
While AI might take some jobs away, I feel it will also shift jobs and change what many job roles are. AI sometimes replaces existing processes, but it can also perform tasks that are not yet fully realized and not yet performed by actual humans.
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Anonymous Author
I don't think it will take the IT Ops jobs away. The existing Ops staffs will adapt to the AI Ops for handling the admin tasks.
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Anonymous Author
I think for now we will need physical people in IT related jobs.  I also think that IT personnel are open to AI Ops to help relive some of the stress they may have related to keeping up with the job demand.
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Anonymous Author
Will AI Ops take IT jobs away? Yes. Will it happen today? No. Most "AI" systems today do not have great decision-making capabilities. For a narrowly defined, repeatable, measurable task, most "AI" systems can beat a human's performance. They cannot *decide* what the task definition or metric should be. This may change in the very near future and I predict a 3-5 year timeline.
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Anonymous Author
On net, no.  Like all productivity enhancements, the mix of jobs and what people do day-to-day will change, sometimes significantly.
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Anonymous Author
At our company, I don't see AI taking any jobs away but allowing those resources to be more efficient.  In the industry, I could see it replacing a few jobs but would suspect most companies would leverage those resources some other way.
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Anonymous Author
IT people have always been "losing their jobs"   Those who continue learning lost their old jobs and got better new ones....   COBAL, to Fortran, to C, to JAVA to whatever....   As long as you keep learning, you may lose a job but not a career.
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