Technology has saved us enormous time and effort by automating tasks previously performed by humans. As technology increasingly performs more and more complicated tasks once thought to be safely reserved for humans, Harvard Business Review’s Nicole Torres asks, “What jobs will be left for people?” According to David Deming’s National Bureau Economic Research working paper, it’s too soon to start preparing for a dystopian no-jobs future. Since 1980, nearly all job growth has been in occupations that are social skill-intensive, and, unlike other complex tasks, the automation of social skills has not yet been mastered by machines. So how should you prepare your learners for tomorrow’s workforce? We suggest building some social skill prompts on ApprenNet.
Oct 05, 2015