Dire predictions about the impending robot-worker invasion abound. It seems like every day, academics and other thought-leaders trot out statistics about how many jobs are going to be vaporized by technology.
Well, new research from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation suggests otherwise. While not all jobs are safe, there are many tasks that robots just can’t do — and technology also creates jobs, though admittedly not as many as it eliminates.
Looking to automation-proof yourself? OgilvyOne Worldwide CEO and Desautels Global Expert Brian Fetherstonhaugh (BCom'79) advises all to work on inventiveness, judgement, social interaction, and trust-building, since these are skills that can’t be mechanized.