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The future could hold great opportunities but we will need to work at it

Share via Email As we develop artificial intelligence, what will happen to future jobs? To address these issues, the Guardian hosted a roundtable discussion, in association with professional services firm Deloitte, which brought together academics, authors and IT business experts. As new technologies fundamentally change the way we work, the jobs that remain will be multifaceted and changeable. So ongoing education will play a key role in helping people develop new skills.

The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training

It may be the case that people need to consistently retrain to keep up-to-date with the latest technological advances, as jobs are increasingly automated and made redundant.

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Read more However, Mark Spelman, co-head of future of the internet interactive, member of the executive committee for the World Economic Forum, says there will be winners and losers in this new world. Who do I need? And for how long? Future work may also be focused around making complex decisions — using creativity, leadership and high degrees of self management.

Getting ready for the future of work

Data plays an important role — how can we engage children at school in technology, and give them more support early on in their career? There will end up being a division between the few jobs that need humans, and those that can be automated. This feeling was echoed by all of our panel, who saw a potential divide between high-level, leadership roles and then less highly-specialised jobs that can be automated.

How to be human in a world run by robots. The defining factor to whether there will be a two-tier society of mass unemployment, or a society of leisure, will be what society places value on. The cheapest and most productive thing to do will be to automate the workforce, so if productivity is what shareholders place value on, there will be mass unemployment. However, we need to move away from this idea of working for a pay packet. Coplin agrees that even if we can automate all the services we need and thus eliminate most jobs we will continue to have huge societal problems that need attention.

It may seem that some of these conversations are premature, as we are decades away from creating a working artificial intelligence.

What is the future of your job?

First, the robot needs to understand the home environment, then see the glass, and then locate you. But we have to be wary of creating things superior to us, warns Mark Eltringham, workplace expert and consultant for Insight Publishing. Or should I take the saving and then work with it to create new jobs? Indeed there is evidence that computers will eventually be able to replicate creative tasks, and even learn to create music, art and write novels.

For example, with a musician, we will value how long it took him to learn to produce such amazing music. Browse Guardian Jobs or sign up to Guardian Careers for the latest job vacancies and career advice.

  • Alternative credentials and digital badges will provide more granular opportunities to document and archive learning over time from traditional and nontraditional learning sources;
  • Who do I need?
  • Data plays an important role — how can we engage children at school in technology, and give them more support early on in their career?
  • The adult learners will not be able to visit physical campuses to access this learning; they will learn online;
  • Nevertheless, I am a big believer in the college experience, which I see as a way to learn what you are all about, as a person and in your field of study.