New Skills for the Jobs of the future:
a collaboration of humans and technology.
Specifically, there are skills that you can start growing today to help make your career future-proof. From Time.com, “though counterintuitive, [Malcolm] Frank believes that automation will make us more creative in the long run. “We’re going to allow machines to do what machines do with excellence, and humans can do what humans do best.” He gives the example of teachers, who could benefit from a robot that reviews homework, helping to identify each student’s needs. “The rote work has been removed [by computers],” he says, “freeing up humans to do higher impact, more creative work.”
Nowadays, factories are equipping their complex machines with sensors that, with the right software, can predict when essential parts will fail. What happens when failures occur in new places that aren’t monitored by electronics? That’s where creativity-powered human workers save the day.
The takeaway: Jobs of the future will work alongside computer counterparts and will require skills that are adaptive and complementary to the abilities that automation provides.
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