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As artificial intelligence becomes more adept at tasks once considered uniquely human, this edtech founder says these are the workforce skills that are becoming more important.

The last few decades have been dominated by rapid technological advancements but most of us will readily acknowledge that few developments have been as transformative as AI, especially its subset, generative AI. Today’s AI capabilities have begun to outstrip even the most optimistic projections, raising fundamental questions about the future of work and workforce skills. As machines become adept at tasks once considered uniquely human, what does this mean for the modern workforce? Which skills will ascend in importance and define success in the imminent workplace landscape?

The ethical implications of AI’s decisions have non-trivial consequences. The ability for an employee to make ethical decisions ensures that the deployment of AI upholds societal values, respects human rights, and safeguards individual freedoms. It is the uniquely human skill of ethical decision-making that ensures that the AI deployed in the organization is never used in ways that are harmful, invasive, or unjust.

There is no question that virtually every job will eventually be affected by AI. In some cases, AI will simply be complementary to the job, but the prevailing belief is that about half of all jobs will be significantly disrupted by AI. Many historically important “hard” skills and hiring credentials will rapidly become obsolete. The question becomes which workforce skills will become more important against the backdrop of AI. What skills should we hire and train for most in this rapidly evolving AI landscape?

There are five that rise to the surface and here’s why.

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