industries shaken by ai tools

And just like that AI is here. It felt like a lightning bolt. Very few of us were actively discussing AI until recently. Now it feels that it’s not just a hot topic that interests people a few people. It’s a topic in workspaces around the world. The very fabric of what people see as their jobs, their roles, and their skillsets, feel targeted by new and evolving AI tools. 

It’s coming, and it’s coming fast. 

It’s an incredibly exciting time for the tech enthusiast. Beyond that, many industries are being shaken up by new AI tools, and that list is growing. Every industry is using AI-enabled productivity apps to improve the efficiency of an individual or a team. For example, Apple has been incorporating ChatGPT apps for iPhone, and Microsoft and Google have many AI tools in their App Stores.  


Marketing, and specifically digital marketing has been hit by AI like an express train. A huge number of tasks that a typical digital marketer can do can be done by AI in a mere fraction of the time. That ranges from analysis to content creation (including perfect background remover tools). Campaign planning to article writing. The list goes on. 

It’s not just the actual tasks either, some AI tools have the ability to seamlessly automate certain processes. These would have previously required communication across departments. This all makes for a more efficient, streamlined service. ~For now, it will still need human input to ensure that marketing efforts adhere to brand guidelines and retain that human element.


Robot-assisted surgery is nothing new but the diagnosis was always left to humans.

When trained on the right database, AI is capable of diagnosing patients based on their entire personal profile. It will also take into account their symptoms and their body tests. The beauty of this is that doctors have the chance to lessen their diagnosis workload and spend more time with the patients themselves. 

AI can also work on medical imagery such as scans and X-Rays. It can look for abnormalities in moments, rather than relying on a specialist to investigate them.


Self-driving cars are, slowly but surely, being rolled out across the world. It’ll be a bit of time before we see anything like the mass adoption of sci-fi films like I, Robot. Yet with companies such as Tesla and Waymo, it is just a matter of when rather than if. 

The first major influx of AI-driven vehicles will likely come through from logistics and delivery companies. Following that, we’ll see integration into personal transportation. 

We’ll also see automated and AI-powered transportation on closed networks such as rail in the not-too-distant future. These systems have the opportunity to run in an arguably safer way by removing the chance of human error, but it’s a lot of faith to put into a machine.

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A great deal of AI is based on the training of patterns and algorithms. Like how traders study patterns and interpret human behavior to try and beat the markets. The most powerful element of a machine learning platform is that it continues to learn. Every trade that is made, and every asset that is sold, becomes part of its knowledge, along with the conditions that led to those occurrences. This allows AI to become some of the most knowledgeable financial advisors on the planet. Looking at individual cases and personal circumstances before delivering quality advice.

Information Technology

Arguably the most expected industry on this list. The information technology sector, the creators of AI itself, are going to be one of the most affected industries. Seeing as almost all the sector is based online, the vast majority of tasks and roles can be replaced by AI. 

AI software is already able to code at an incredibly impressive level. It can debug software in moments. It’s able to spot potential security risks and breaches. It can process data (while providing analytical insight) at the same time. 

Rather than learning a process and replicating it, AI learns the process and repeats it. It learns from it every single time. That means that it is increasing in efficiency at all times, with fewer and fewer mistakes and errors.

Key Takeaways

The closing point here is that this is the tip of the iceberg. These 5 industries will be and already are being, affected by AI. That won’t be where AI finishes shaking things up, almost every industry in the world will have AI somehow integrated into it eventually. It’s a matter of those working in those industries evolving with it.

  • The first industries to be shaken up by AI are those reliant on computing, then will come other sectors.
  • Industries that build AI into their skill sets will benefit rather than get replaced.
  • Even creative industries such as photo retouching will feel the impact of the latest software integrations.