Like many others, I have been spending my time during the end of 2016 thinking about what this year ahead will bring, setting resolutions and goals, and reviewing what I learned and accomplished in 2016. I believe with current geopolitical climates around the world, not just in the U.S., the private sector will have an even more significant role to play in working with the public sector to solve social barriers, empower citizens, and build or keep up strong economies.
I look forward to tackling this work with both the public and private sectors in 2017. One area I have begun to do this work in is with a technology company, Unleesh, which is working to help close the workforce skills gap globally. Jobs and skills are ever changing both in developed and developing countries. As artificial intelligence becomes stronger and more mainstream, entering in to company manufacturing, customer service, accounting, and other fields, we need to ensure those workforces whom will be partially replaced by AI technology are educated in math, science, technology, and other fields so they can work with AI, not be replaced by it. AI should not replace human intelligence, it should compliment it. Success with AI is when it simultaneously works most closely with human intelligence.
These are two articles I came across about AI as I looked back at the articles of 2016 and think ahead to how the public and private sectors will work together to ensure job security and economic stability in markets around the world.
McKinsey research on which jobs robots are most likely to replace and which ones they are not (at least not yet) click here
New York Times Magazine article from Dec. 14 about using AI to build Google Translate click here