According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, big data and cloud computing are going to result in the loss of an estimated 75 million jobs by 2022. But the same forces of change are going to create 133 million jobs, and those new jobs are going to be different than the old ones.
This presents huge challenges, but it also brings huge opportunities. As the reports state, in the age of technology and machines, uniquely human qualities “such as creativity, originality and initiative, critical thinking, persuasion & negotiation will likewise retain or increase their value, as will resilience, flexibility and complex problem-solving . . . emotional intelligence, leadership and social influence as well as a service orientation.”