Jobs in Future Essay

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These are the jobs of the future It’s a sobering thought that in 10 years, around 65% of the jobs that people will be doing have not even been thought of yet. By David Tuffley.It’s a sobering thought that in 10 years, around 65% of the jobs that people will be doing have not even been thought of yet, according to the US department of labour. In some markets like Australia, there are reports that up to half a million existing jobs could be taken over by robotics or machines run by artificial intelligence. With smarter computers taking on more of the work that people currently do, we are left to wonder what jobs there might be left for us humans. Could a robot do your job? Almost any job that can be described as a “process” could be done by a computer, whether that computer is housed in a robot or embedded somewhere out of sight. If intelligent machines can take over many of the jobs of today, what can you do to ensure your job prospects in the future? Some jobs will always be done by people. The reasons can vary greatly: economic, social, nostalgic or simply not practical for robots to do. If around 65% of the jobs in 10 years have not been invented yet, we can’t be sure what those future jobs will actually look like, though futurists are not shy of making predictions. While we may not know what outward form these jobs will take, we can still make a catalogue of the generic skills that will be valued highly In his book Five Minds for the Future, Harvard professor Howard Gardner makes the case for cultivating a disciplined mind, being someone who can bring their attention to a laser-like focus and drill down to the essence of a subject, perceiving the simple truth of it. Then to take this clarity to the next level by combining multiple ideas in new ways to create something interesting and perhaps useful. This done by the synthesising mind and the creative
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