The Rise Of AI — Just How Secure Is Your Job?

WED WEB CHAT

IN the past, all that talk about robots stealing our jobs used to be accompanied by a laugh.

But the last laugh is on the robots and technology, which together are taking away some jobs, but creating new opportunities for those who are coming into the workforce or willing to be reskilled.

The rise of Artificial Intelligence has been sudden and continues to move swiftly. Too swiftly for the workforce to keep up?

The great paper chase may be something of the past as more firms are hiring based on skills rather than the degree in hand for entry-level positions. That’s one way to ease the tough hiring environment.

McKinsey reports that by 2030, about 30% of hours currently requiring humans in the US economy will be replaced by automation, due to generative AI like ChatGPT. Tough for those who have lost the jobs, but that presents opportunities for those who are developing and enhancing the tech.

From 2019-22, the US labour market saw 8.6 million occupational shifts, 1.5 times more than in the previous three-year period. This was due largely to the pandemic, as those affected were people involved in food services, sales and office support. But by 2030, it’s an addition 12 million transitions are expected, as people leave shrinking occupations or lower-wage jobs.

How will this play out in this part of the world?

With technology playing a significant role in making our lives easier, it’s also introducing new elements into our work and life that are unsettling for many.

Will Artificial Intelligence, robots and the charms of the virtual world cause as much harm as they do good?

In our WED WEB CHAT — How Will Technology Educate You For The Future Of Work? on 2 August, the panellists hail from industry, education and the future workforce. This is part of the JOBS20XX – Work In Progress series of discussions.

How do they view the changes taking place, and where do they see their place in this shifting landscape?

Renee Tan
Renee Tan, Founder and MD, HashTaqs Pte Ltd.

Renee Tan is the Founder and Managing Director of HashTaqs Pte Ltd, which helps businesses to scale up and internationalise through brand transformation, omni-channel marketing and ecosystem development. 

She has more than 13 years of corporate experience in various industries. She’s also the Partner for Artificial Intelligence International Institute (AIII), a think thank that advocates Sustainable AI for Humanity.

Oliver Tian
Oliver Tian, the Director and Founder of Oliver Tian Associates.

Oliver Tian, the Director and Founder of Oliver Tian Associates, has over three decades in the IT sector — in private and public service. He believes that technology should be used to improve the human condition, and is committed to making that happen. He is the Vice-chairman of the International Alliance of Robotic Associations and Member of the Advisory Board, Responsible Technology Institute, University of Oxford.

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Prof Siau Keng Leng
Prof Siau Keng Leng, Head of the Department of Information Systems and Chair Professor of Information Systems at the City University of Hong

Prof Siau Keng Leng is Head of the Department of Information Systems and Chair Professor of Information Systems at the City University of Hong Kong. Prof Siau is consistently ranked as one of the top information systems researchers globally. He is also on the 2020 and 2021 Stanford University lists of the top 2% most-cited scientists globally.

Mahit Kanagaraj
Mahit Kanagaraj, a junior college student at Tampines Meridian Junior College

Mahit Kanagaraj is a junior college student who believes AI would make a big leap towards an utopian future for mankind.AI is a field he is passionate about and wants to become an AI developer or a machine learning engineer.

That said, He is concerned about the job market in the coming era, as constant changes are making careers obsolete almost overnight.

Join the WED WEB CHAT — How Will Technology Educate You For The Future Of Work? on 2 August from 12:45–1:30pm (SGT), via this link: https://zurl.co/AM1k

Watch our previous wedwebchats: https://storm-asia.com/category/wed-web-chat/

Got a topic of interest? Know a good panellist with a thought-provoking perspective on a subject? Please email editor@storm-asia.com with your details and a short summary about the person or topic.

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