Did LinkedIn replace recruiters or empower recruiters? It empowered them. It’s a good example of how automation will develop in the future. Successful companies will empower workers with automation not replace them.
Think of what professionals do in their jobs. Lawyers craft arguments for specific audiences: clients, opposing counsel, judges. Doctors bring together fuzzy empirical pattern-matching from experience and hard science. Teachers are experts in their fields but also understand how to tailor instruction to each student. Computers might be able to do one of these tasks, but software can’t combine them into expertise the way humans do.
Technology will not replace professionals. It will allow them to do even more.