Most of the people below the age of 40 are somewhat stressed about the future of their chosen occupation. We are entering the age of AI, and no job is truly safe. In this guest article, David Keane is trying to assess the risks. You are welcome to share your thoughts and concerns in the comments.
According to one study, 65% of children starting school in 2018 will be working in roles that don’t exist yet! The emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and the internet of things will trigger a revolution in how we work. This infographic from Davitt Corporate Partners offers some guidelines on how to prepare yourself for the fourth industrial revolution and outlines the importance of further education in ensuring
your skills will be relevant to the new jobs market.
As industry 4.0 continues to unfold, it will be those who take the study up on in-demand skills who will enjoy a competitive edge over others in the jobs market. So what skills should professionals be developing now to give themselves better prospects for the future? According to research by The World Economic Forum, some of the most valued skills will include complex problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity.
Industry 4.0 will be defined by automation. While scaremongers argue that technological advancement results in lower employment, research by Deloitte proves just the opposite. Their study found that over 144 years in the UK, technology has, in fact, created more jobs than it has eliminated and has resulted in the creation of better-quality jobs. Therefore, it will also be key for professionals to learn how to work with the new technologies that will
define Industry 4.0.
David Keane is the director of Davitt Corporate Partners – an organization based in Dublin, Ireland. They work with employees and employers to make them work more effectively.