With advances in information technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence developing at a rapid rate, workforce dislocations are happening now and are here to stay . As existing trends accelerate and irreversibly change the workforce as we know it, the question to be answered is-what will we do to broadly share the gains and alleviate the challenges?
The tantalizing promise of government-funded job training is that it can bridge the gap between those narratives in a way that benefits individual workers, employers and the country as a whole. Hard-working Americans get good jobs, employers get skilled labor and the economy benefits from their mutual good fortune.
Mark Truitt, 70, a longtime educator in Pembroke Pines, Fla., weighs in on the "yes" side. He has tried to retire four or five times but keeps returning - part time - to the working world. "I've seen a number of teachers who retire and don't do anything they think is of value, and they go into decline pretty fast," he said.
In the workplace, artificial intelligence is evolving into an intelligent assistant to help us work smarter, transforming our lives at home and at work. Artificial intelligence is not the future of the workplace, it is the present and happening today.