As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly prevalent in modern society, the technology’s implications are becoming easier to understand.
One of the areas that will be most affected by AI is employment. There are clear signs that business is becoming aware of this opportunity.
In a survey of 3,000 business leaders conducted by Boston Consulting Group and MIT Sloan Management Review, 75% of executives believed that AI would enable their organisations to move into new areas of business, while 85% felt that AI offered them a competitive advantage.
However, the impact on the workforce is a mixed picture. According to PwC, AI could displace around 7 million existing jobs by 2037, although the accountancy firm predicts this could be offset by the creation of 7.2 million new jobs.
Existing jobs will also see radical change. The OECD has stated that 32% of workers in the world’s richest countries face significant upheaval and would see their tasks changing considerably due to AI.
What is clear is that AI will result in seismic changes to the employment landscape. In the new working reality, fostering a culture of continuous learning to adapt to the changed, displaced or newly created jobs will be critical. This new world will be one in which a career is an education in itself.
At the same time, continuous learning is also vital for companies to keep abreast of innovation, stay ahead of their competitors and retain top talent.
The secret to delivering the new continuous learning workplace? AI.
AI is key to preparing workers for the automation transformation
In order to seize this opportunity and embed a culture of continuous and adaptable learning to respond to the automation transformation, companies will need to encourage much greater collaboration and knowledge sharing within and without their organisation, drawing on the latest and best content and tools from across business and

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