The Jobs We’ll Lose to Machines – and Those We Won’t

For your Monday morning inspiration this week check out a TED talk by Anthony Goldbloom titled: The Jobs We’ll lose to Machines – and the Ones we Won’t. This video is under 6 minutes, but full of impact and inspiration for recruiting teams.

In 2013, researchers at Oxford University did a study on the future of work. They concluded that almost one in every two jobs have a high risk of being automated by machines.

But there are things we can do that machines can’t do. Where machines have made very little progress is in tackling novel situations. They can’t handle things they haven’t seen many times before. The fundamental limitations of machine learning is that it needs to learn from large volumes of past data. Now, humans don’t. We have the ability to connect seemingly disparate threads to solve problems we’ve never seen before.