2 posts tagged with "future of work"

Can automation actually humanize the workplace?

February 24, 2020

We've read myriad reports, heard dozens of dire predictions, and watched multiple foreboding news flashes that proclaim the doomed future of the American worker. "To be replaced by machines" has been the battle cry of the 21st century, conjuring up images of barren landscapes scarred by hollowed out earth, smoldering metal and menacing machines stalking about. 

OK, maybe I exaggerated that last part a bit. 

To be fair, there are likely thousands of professions that will suffer the fate of...

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The Age of Infinite Learning

March 3, 2020

The numbers cover different angles of the same story: America’s workforce will be facing tremendous challenges in the coming decades, that will require a massive training - and retraining - effort. Two different reports published by the McKinsey Global Institute tell the tale: by 2030, as many as 375 million workers—or roughly 14% of the global workforce—may need to switch occupational categories as digitization, automation, and advances in artificial intelligence disrupt the world of work....

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