The future is suddenly very uncertain. In the post-COVID economy, money supply will dry up. Many jobs have already disappeared — possibly forever. Businesses large and small are turning to automation, using software and robots to replace workers and reduce costs.
So how do we create new jobs that robots can’t steal? We sharpen the skills that make us human.
Because robots can’t feel and connect with people. Machine learning systems aren't very good at talking to people, understanding their problems and then designing creative solutions that actually fix those problems. And they’re not great at making sure technology delivers what people really need, or persuading people to support good ideas by explaining how a product can ease a customer’s pain.
If you learn how to do those things, a robot will never replace you. Instead, you can create jobs for yourself — and for others — that a robot can’t do.
In the future, that’s the kind of job security we’ll all need.
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