New Survey Shows Employees Aim to Prepare for Robots by Learning New Skills

Artificial Intelligence and automation and are changing the skills workers need, while demographic changes promise a talent shortage, longer lifespans, and other significant shifts will affect the workplace.

Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning are ushering in a new age of automation, as machines match or outperform human performance in a range of work activities, including ones requiring cognitive capabilities.

Some 10,000 people from China, Germany, India, the U.S. and the U.K. were surveyed in the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report Workforce of the Future: The Competing Forces Shaping 2030.

Bill Gates recently suggested that robots may have to be taxed to make up for lost levies on income from employees.
Others have suggested as robots take on more tasks, there could be a growing case for universal basic income, where everyone receives state benefits. Around 1.7 million robots are already in use around the world,

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