Artificial intelligence is the future of how we work – author

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 29) – In this era of rapid digitization, every company in the Philippines must accept that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in office tasks will be more prevalent in the near future, an entrepreneur-turned-author advised.

Maulik Parekh, author of the book "Futureproof your Company and Career," emphasized that AI has the ability to perform manual or physical office jobs which will be a game changer in the country's corporate landscape.

"The future of career is artificial intelligence. To future-proof yourself in the world of artificial intelligence, you have to be the kind of human that AI cannot replicate," the Indian-born former CEO of business process outsourcing company Inspiro told CNN Philippines on Thursday.

For instance, Parekh cited the use of popular video streaming app Netflix where AI is utilized in analyzing the user's viewing habits to provide show or movie suggestions that suit one's preferences.

"If your job has a well-defined objective and has a large set of historical data that you can feed to an AI algorithm, AI can do your job," he explained. "If your job only requires basic cognitive skills such as learning, reasoning, and predicting, AI can do your job."

Parekh admitted that over 300 million jobs around the world will be displaced for the next decade due to automation of office tasks.

He suggested that companies must start to adapt to "digital native" employees, mostly from the millennial and Gen Z age groups, who have the knowledge in using different technological platforms. He said this is vital because the digital natives are set to lead the company's operations in the future.

"You have to be creative, you have to be inspiring, and you have to work on unusual set of data that AI has not been able to do today," said Parekh.

"Futureproof your Company and Career" is now available online.