Automation is a big part of the work force right now, and it’s just going to become more of an issue – and lead to more job elimination – in the next decade.

But are workers in the U.S. ready for this impending shift? Maybe not, says billionaire investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Cuban said he worries that many jobs people consider to be safe simply won’t exist in a few years due to automation, and being able to think creatively will be key to survival.mark-cuban-elon-musk-agree-skill-ai-never-replace

Why AI will never replace creative and free-thinking

“I personally think there’s going to be a greater demand in 10 years for liberal arts majors than there were for programming,” Cuban tells Bloomberg.

That’s because while automation will be great at data, it can’t do creative or free thinking, and that’s where creativity will come in.

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk agrees that being innovative and creative is essential, in fact Musk asks that his employees use the first principles method to foster problem-solving and innovation.

Musk mentioned this strategy in a 2012 interview with the tech-focused video series Foundation, as well as at a  2013 TED conference. “When you want to do something new, you have to apply the physics approach,” the billionaire explained. “Physics is really figuring out how to discover new things that are counter intuitive.”

Creativity and innovation have been at the forefront of inventions, discoveries, and breakthroughs in all industries forever, it makes sense this will be how people, and their careers continue to prosper and times and trends change.