Technological advances such as automation, robotics and artificial intelligence, unprecedented in both scale and pace, are dramatically reshaping our workforce and workplace. The world is becoming a faster changing and more turbulent place for organisations and the necessity to adapt has never been greater.
CEDA’s influential 2015 research report – Australia’s future workforce? – found technology could make almost 40 per cent of Australian jobs, including highly skilled roles, redundant in 10 to 15 years.
I recently spoke at the first of CEDA WA’s 2018 Future of Work series, which provided a foundational understanding of the opportunities, challenges and impact that automation, robotics, artificial intelligence and the future of work will have on business and the economy.
Along with other speakers, we explored the moral and ethical challenges facing the business community, and the economic and social implications of not embracing technological advances.