“Jobsolescence” – Will Machines Destroy Our Jobs – Global Futurist Says Yes and No

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CMRubinWorld interviews futurist and global thought leader Charles Fadel about artificial intelligence eliminating 38% of jobs in the next 15 years and the new jobs technology will create.

In a new interview with CMRubinWorld, author and global thought leader Charles Fadel discusses the four different job types and the likelihood of them being offshored or automated. He notes that “routine impersonal work, such as basic accounting, call center operators, and airline help desks” are already being offshored and “are moving towards further automation.” Non-routine impersonal work such as X-Ray interpretation and pathologists, legal discovery, and document editors are becoming “increasingly offshored even though they are harder to automate.” The third job group is routine personal work, such as taxi drivers and cleaning services which he says “will remain on shore but also might become jobs for robots.” As for CEOs and surgeons, Fadel notes that these types of jobs “will most likely remain onshore for a long time, and are also harder to automate.” Fadel adds that artificial intelligence, despite taking away jobs, might create high-paying jobs such as the app developer, the driverless car engineer, and the big data analyst.
Fadel believes that the automation of jobs and the competencies required for the jobs of the future require a new approach to education. Education systems must make themselves relevant. "We need courageous cathedral builders! We also need to address traditional experts’ biases clinging to their narrow domains, parents’ old personal experiences biasing their views, and teachers’ and administrators’ lack of training and leadership, respectively,” says the futurist. "We talk about flipping the classroom, we must talk about flipping the curriculum,” says Fadel.
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Charles Fadel is the Founder and Chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign and the author of “Four-Dimensional Education”. Fadel’s research into education, and more specifically, curriculum, has focused on developing innovative ways to revamp education systems to make learning more relevant to a 21st Century world.
CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a highly regarded trailblazer in the renaissance of 21st century education, and occupies a widely respected place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an extensive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.
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