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World Economic Forum on the Fourth Industrial Revolution disrupting the Future of Jobs by 2020: 5 million jobs will be lost.

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Massive disruption is already underway:

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, which includes developments in previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and genetics and biotechnology, will cause widespread disruption not only to business models but also to labour markets over the next five years, with enormous change predicted in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape. 

This is the finding of The Future of Jobs, published by the World Economic Forum.

Executive Summary: Jobs

Executive Summary: Gender Gap

Top Reddit comment:

Best advice I can give is:

1. Never stop learning.

2. Manage your own obsolescence.

The 'end game' for any technology, whether its corn, rolled steel or malware research, is for it to become a commodity. So don't be afraid to ask your executives for money to outsource or automate stuff you used to work on.

Life in 2030:


The world is on the brink of a new revolution driven by the convergence of a number of new technologies, including genome editing, artificial intelligence and 3D printing. How will these technologies change the lives of the next generation?

  • What are the game-changing technologies?
  • What are the moral, ethical and social concerns which they raise?
  • How are these technologies going to change the face of business, government and society?
  • How can humans work with technology for better outcomes?


· Eric Anderson, Chairman, Planetary Holdings, USA.

· Jennifer Doudna, Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA.

· Nita A. Farahany, Professor, Law and Philosophy, Duke University, USA.

· Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia

· Andrew Moore, Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

At the Code Enterprise conference Tuesday, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner shared a startling fact from the World Economic Forum: That by 2020, more than five million jobs will be displaced by new technology. That’s just four years from now. 

Watch Weiner discuss the automation of jobs below and watch his full interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Senior Editor Kurt Wagner here:


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