Sergey Kartashov (Sergejs Kartasovs): IT specializations of the future
The emergence and rapid growth of Artificial Intelligence have revealed many opportunities in the IT industry, including new professions. Digital linguists, data architects, and developers of the “smart environment” appear more determining a new era of digital professions. Sergey Kartashov (Sergejs Kartasovs), the Senior Partner of the technology company Roosh, speaks about brand new professions the world expects soon.
The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has been significant for the world. But on the other hand, it led to specific technological development and innovations. People were obliged to keep working remotely in whatever sphere they were: education, banking services, trading, or communications. Sergey Kartashov underlines that people’s activities have become “digital” because people had to master digital skills to succeed in their performance. Thus, 9 out of 14 new professions were created during the coronavirus pandemic.
Accordingly, the businessman ensures that there will be a great demand for specialists who are technologically savvy in the labor market. Sergey Kartashov emphasizes specific high-tech systems involved in the digital market like AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), and MR (mixed reality) systems. Virtual reality opens to the world a digital environment where people can interact and move forwards in their duties. Augmented reality imposes digital data on physical objects. Mixed reality allows people to perform in a natural and virtual environment in parallel.
The investor believes that the demand for 3D modeling will only increase in various areas: gaming and education to surgery, archeology, and behavioral psychotherapy. Therefore, the professions of a 3D virtual reality artist will become very real specializations in the nearest future.
Sergey Kartashov exemplifies another trend that will push new specializations forward—digital production. He particularly notes the production of digital twins. It is a great need for the modern world to conduct risky experiments with no danger to the outer world. How? 3D modeling is an excellent solution for creating a copy of the product and testing it. The Senior Partner of Roosh states that the development of digital twins is an up-and-coming area that saves money and covers costs. The process of digital twins production requires various parameters to consider, but experts who will cope with this task are prominent data analysts. Here, the businessman mentions another relevant profession that helps producers optimize their performance within the high-tech system.
Digital linguists will be in demand too. They process data in languages that are natural for machine learning algorithms, including neural networks. Both digital and natural languages are sign systems with their own rules. And the digital linguist requires the same qualities as the traditional one: a good memory, systemic thinking, patience, impeccable literacy, and the ability to cope with monotonous work.
The digital revolution covers many aspects of human activities and modernizes their workspaces. For example, with the help of the technology that links dozens of devices in one chain—the Internet of Things—it will be possible to create smart factories, smart stations, and other technological objects of urban infrastructure operating without human intervention. It will touch the medicine as well. Sergey Kartashov (Sergejs Kartasovs) notes that Artificial Intelligence will become an excellent assistant for diagnostics, collecting data about body functioning, identifying pathologies, and treating diseases but never supersede a human.
Thus, IT development is changing the world and bringing new professions to master and new opportunities to prosper.