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By 2030, the global labor force ⁠- made up of an estimated 3.5 billion people ⁠- could be led by knowledge workers with disruptive skills working in concert with AI.

The workplace of the 20th century is no more. In my view, its remnants of menial labor and tasks completed by hand are soon to simply a vestigial tail of a bygone era. The future of work lies in the digital world.

One major indicator: Amazon announced in July that it plans to spend $700 million to train about 100,000 workers in the U.S. by 2025, helping them move into more highly-skilled jobs. Why spend such a fortune? Because Amazon has already accepted the reality that advances in automation will soon be able to perform a vast number of jobs currently completed by humans.

Harvard Business School lends support to the need for such enterprise-wide initiatives by confirming that businesses face significant uncertainty due to many forces of change needed to prepare for the future of work.

All trends point to the idea that by 2030, the global labor force ⁠— made up of an estimated 3.5 billion people ⁠— could be led by knowledge workers with disruptive skills working in concert with AI. The question is: How do we create resilient workers in this new environment? And what are the strategies and solutions for the digital workforce of the future?

The impact of an algorithmic economy based in AI and machine learning will likely be transformative for the future of work, but it’s important for company executives and business owners to begin preparing themselves and their employees for the future now.

Read the complete article by Mark Minevich, GUEST WRITER, Principal Founder of Going Global Ventures in ENTREPRENEUR Magazine

 

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