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Marina Gorbis talks Evolution of the Workforce
Watch the webcast of Marina Gorbis on Rewind with Matt Miller, originally aired June 25th, discussing the evolution of the workforce in the era of advanced robotics.
In this interview, Marina discusses IFTF's recent work exploring the impact that increased automation is having on the workplace and further advances that are likey to further shift the nature of work itself.
For example, increased automation has many worrying how we can prepare today’s children to be successful in a world of ever-proliferating robotics. By identifying the sort of things that robots can’t do—those tasks that are not routine and repetitive—we can shape education to better train students in skills like higher-level thinking, problem-solving, story-telling, and literacy in media. Some of this is happening outside school curriculums at the moment: at youth robotics competitions, where kids team up and learn to collaborate using multi-disciplinary skills, and at events like the Maker Faire, where do-it-yourself culture of all kinds is made available for people of all ages. Whether or not you agree with the trend, an accelerating implementation of robotics automation appears almost certain to remain a factor in the present and future unemployment picture.