Get the right skills for your future
There are a lot of interesting arguments and discussions going around with regard to the future of learning. However, most of the experts tend to agree that learning new skills and acquiring them is the need of the hour. As per a recent research done by the World Economic Forum, there is a huge mismatch between the growing skills and the requirement of the future of the workplace. Thus, there is an inherent need of reskilling yourself to prepare for the future.
However, if our future only related to Artificial Intelligence? Does reskilling mean learning AI developments only or does it mean more? Is working alongside AI our only challenge?
Skills for the future
Many experts believe that by 2030, we will own a smartphone that will have the intelligence of one of the smartest human beings on earth. Also, by 2045, AL will surpass humans in terms of intelligence. Whether the suggested numbers are fat fetched or not, one thing is certain, that many believe that a lot of professions will go obsolete, while others will undergo drastic transformation.
Most of us are defined by what we do and our area of expertise. If that is taken away, people wouldn’t know what would they do with their time. This means that we need to find ways to make our lives meaningful. So, in order to prepare for the future, you need to ask yourself what you are passionate about. There are many things which AI can’t replace, not yet atleast. These include global challenges such as pollution, climate change, poverty, education, etc. How you perceive such problems will define how you want to shape your future. Solving such problems require a creative and strategic bend of mind and ask for various skill sets – from collaboration, to creativity, imagination, innovation, empathy, community building skills, etc.
So, if AI will be smarter than most of us, then prepare ahead of the time. Pursue your skills or learn more skills to prepare for the future. AI can’t replace empathy or community building skills, so if you want to start an NGO with a mission to eradicate poverty or illiteracy, then you are on the right track.
If you are involved in the banking jobs then may be you could learn more about marketing or teaching skills to start with. Re-skilling simply means learning new skills to keep yourself engaged and relevant in the future as well.