• metallic_substance@lemmy.world
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    Yes. I have a document translator on my team that’s being slowly replaced by AI. Her job is “more efficient” for now because she has AI translation tools available to her, but the technology is getting good fast and it’s not long before they essentially replace her

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      That would be a very stupid thing to do. While translation can be done with AI, at a bare minimum, proofreading will always be necessary.

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        I agree wholeheartedly and as her manager, I intend to defend her position. In the meantime, we’re working together to upskill her in other areas to prepare. These are very technical documents, so we have some time. I would hate to lose her because she is smart, dedicated, and compassionate

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        some proofreading will always be necessary, but you need fewer and fewer people over time.

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          “some”? If you’re translating text related to a new product or legal text, a translator that knows and understands the context of what they’re translating is far more valuable than any TM or AI.

          AI might be good for a first pass but proofreading will always be necessary and could even take longer than just letting the translator do the entire thing.

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    For those looking to get into the IT space, this doesn’t seem very promising.

    Has anyone else on the ground felt the impacts of these layoffs?

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      Nah, this layoff culture has been happening for a while now, the AI tie-in is just a convenient excuse.

      • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet@lemmy.world
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        The first part of your statement is true, especially at Microsoft, but the latter part is not. AI is certainly poised to take a lot of jobs, from a lot of hardworking people.

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      Not me personally because I jumped ship from a company before they did massive layoffs. I was lucky but I have friends who have been out of work for months now. It’s difficult for them.

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      I work for a traditionally brick-and-mortor-focused company that is honestly still figuring out “the intetnets.” I’ve heard no rumblings about getting swept up in the AI bubble hype.

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    We can’t help but blame the very thing we’re eagerly pursuing, but it’s not us, it’s the AI?

    Is that what they’re saying?

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    With loads more to come. Company owners and shareholders will benefit heavily from AI and job automation, while the workers are replaced. But don’t worry, new jobs always appear, it’s a universal magical rule.

    /s

    Gotta keep that share price rising.

  • Dizzy Devil Ducky@lemm.ee
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    Must be lovely to jump on the bandwagon of a new technology and then blame it for you wanting to cut corners