How will immersive technologies change work?

Immersive technologies are the future of innovation in the world of work which will undergo radical transformations in the coming years. There will be new opportunities in the field of learning, development of digital skills and this will lead to the creation of new professions. 

With each wave of technological innovation, social scientists have always questioned the risks of replacing human labor and the opportunities linked to the creation of new jobs. In reality, the changes in the world of work will concern more the organizational aspect and the relationship between man and technological tool. There will be a professional figure that will emerge in particular, the prompt engineer (prompt engineers). Specializing in driving generative AI to deliver high-quality, relevant results. It will be necessary "ask the right questions”to obtain excellent results. There will be a greater demand for digital skills supported by the development of training programmes. «Today, in fact, only 46% of the Italian population shows that they have at least basic digital skills, compared to an EU average of 54%». It was Elon Musk himself who declared that artificial intelligence is an opportunity for 80% and a risk for 20%. 

On 21 May the Council definitively approved the legislative framework developed by the European Union: «The European regulation adopts a risk-based approach, imposing constraints on the various artificial intelligence systems proportionate to the dangers they represent for society and [ …] for human rights". “Artificial intelligence, final approval of EU rules" Of Bede Romano The sun 24 hours. It seems that the regulation will come into force in 2026. At the moment we are still in a slow phase for everything related to generative artificial intelligence: available tools there are dozens within known platforms. But by 2025, according to experts, they will double. 

We are not just talking about a technological challenge, but about a profound and organic change, which will impact the entire organization of the company. We need to reinvent work, reshape the workforce and prepare workers for change through in-depth training. It means educating data specialists, AI engineers, technology consultants and experts in integrating immersive technologies into business processes. It will become essential for companies to find staff who are not only trained from a technical point of view but who also know how to connect artificial intelligence to the world or sector in which they operate. The widespread concern will be the speed of the system and the need to make the workforce flexible. This will certainly result in disorientation for older workers and in general for those with fewer digital skills.