Skills of the Future Infographic
Albert Einstein once said that imagination is more important than knowledge. Fast forward more than 5 decades after his time, it’s still a fact that creativity and the ability to come up with new ideas is one of the major skills needed to succeed in any business.
Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that in 2020, about 5 million jobs will be replaced by automated machines. Self-driving cars will gradually change the way we travel, and artificial intelligence (AI) will soon make decisions for us. We are on the verge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an age that will require a new set of skills for the workforce of tomorrow. The Skills of the Future Infographic by GuthrieJensen gives an overview of the workforce landscape in 2020, and the various technologies that will dominate the industry during that time.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution focuses on innovations that harness the potential of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), self-driving vehicles, nanotechnology, renewable energy, quantum computing, and biotechnology to name a few.
Because of this explosion of new fields, new markets will emerge which will require a new set of skills for employment. Increasingly smart robots will take over some jobs, and jobs that didn’t exist before will be in-demand. A new age of work requires a new set of skills to thrive and be productive.