10 Skills To Future Proof Yourself
The futurist William Gibson once said “The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet.”
This rings as true today as it does at any other point in time.
For many of us, Artificial Intelligence still seems like a technology of the ‘future’ despite that fact that it is already impacting our lives.
Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant are all examples of AI, even if they seem more artificial than intelligent sometimes. The fact is, computers are infiltrating many aspects of our modern world and there are many reasons to be positive about this.
For example, the news that machines have become better than doctors at diagnosing some cancers is hugely encouraging. The argument that self-driving cars will drastically reduce fatal accidents on the roads will also be welcome when this technology becomes commonplace.
However, there is some cause for concern regarding the landscape for future employment. Whilst the idea that all jobs will eventually be taken over by robots seems a bit far fetched, it’s likely that in the short to medium term jobs that can easily be automated, will be.
With this in mind, it makes sense to spend some time thinking about the types of skills that will be conducive to succeeding in the near future.
According to The Future of Jobs report by The World Economic Forum, a number of areas will be important. They have been singled out because they reflect skills that humans are currently better at than computers.
In this blog series, we will be taking a look at the 10 skills the WEF say will be needed by 2020: