AmCham Business Leaders Club Breakfast – Shaping the (Digital) Future of Work: How to Bridge the Divide Between Humans and Technology?

Sonce Hall, Rikli Balance Hotel  

In partnership with AmCham Slovenia.

We are in an economic cycle in which jobs as we know them are rapidly changing. The World Economic Forum’s “Future of Jobs” study predicts that 5 million jobs will be lost before 2020 as artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and other socio-economic factors replace the need for human workers. The good news is that those same technological advances will also create 2.1 million new jobs. But the manual and clerical workers who find themselves out of work are unlikely to have the skills required to compete for the new roles. According to the latest research, we will soon be only as good as the skills we possess, and for this reason we will have to refocus skills education.

What will automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) mean for tomorrow’s workforce and what effect will they have on jobs, skills, and wages? What are the skills and competences of the future, and how can we make sure that we keep pace? How do we bridge the rising divide between human beings and artificial intelligence?

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