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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

AI to Drive Re-Skilling Efforts

Makes sense,  but the primary challenge will be how these skills are interlinked between each other, and among people and devices.   And how much autonomy and leadership is afforded to the AI aspects.  Still not that common in practice.  Clear that automation has been here for a long time.  Starting with calculators, computers, then on to smartphones and tablets.    Creativity will be harder than repetitive tasks, it always has been.

AI will drive reskilling in problem solving, creativity and collaboration

A study from the Economist Intelligence Unit has found that executives do not believe that artificial intelligence will lead to job losses, but staff will need retraining  By Cliff Saran in ComputerWeek.,  Managing Editor
Uncertainty over security and data privacy represent workers’ main concerns over automation, a study from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has reported.

EIU’s Advance of automation report, based on a survey of 502 executives in Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Singapore, the UK and the US, found that just 9% of respondents said they were not using any automation.

More than half of the people surveyed (51%) said they made extensive use of automation, while 40% were moderate users of it, mainly for automating highly repetitive back-office functions.

However, the EIU found that more than a quarter of respondents (27%) expect automation to create opportunities for professional growth, and a similar number (26%) said they believe it could free up time for more human interaction. Another 37% said they believe automation would serve to increase employee engagement. ..... " 

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