Not to be confused with a Kodak moment, futurist and tech journalist Ben Hammersley warns that a number of professions are coming up on their ‘Kodak mistake’.
Speaking at the Citywire Miami 2018, Hammersley urged listeners to learn from Kodak’s missed opportunity in digital photography when it dismissed the first digital camera in 1975 because it was inferior to its film. Kodak filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and now runs as a much smaller company.
Artificial intelligence is becoming smarter, and as with every other technology that’s come before it, every year it will get twice as good. This means that most jobs that can follow a flow chart (even medicine) will likely be done by robots.
In this video he gives his reasoning why its unlikely many financial services jobs will survive once the robots take over.