Outsmarting artificial intelligence

Twenty years from now, anything you do today that is repetitive and routine will be replaced by machines and artificial intelligence. What soft-skills are you learning today that will help you succeed?

“If we do not change the way we teach, 30 years from now, we’re going to be in trouble,” said Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, China’s e-commerce giant.

Many jobs already have been impacted by Artificial Intelligence and machines – for example:

Jack Ma says only by changing education can your children compete with machines

"Everything we teach should be different from machines". Read more: http://wef.ch/2E6fH2p Alibaba Group Alibaba.com

Posted by World Economic Forum on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

How to

Machines and artificial intelligence will be unable to compete with human soft-skills which are things like independent thinking, values and team-work. Whilst you still learn the things you need to succeed today, you also need to learn something unique that can’t be replaced by machines:

  • Values, care for others, belief
  • Independent thinking
  • Team work and sports
  • Arts, music, creativity


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