The way we work is changing, thanks to rapidly advancing technologies and shifting societal needs. In the future, emerging technologies such as robotics, IoT, blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, and AI, are expected to create further disruption to the workplace, bringing about a huge shift in the skills and competencies in-demand. In this context, how are universities and other educational institutions preparing the next generation of workers with the skills, knowledge and mindset necessary to thrive amidst the massive disruption we are already witnessing? How will corporations ensure they continue to have access to the talent they need in order to drive growth?
In this episode of Bots & Beyond, host Wayne Butterfield speaks to Nancy Gleason, an Associate Professor at New York University Abu Dhabi. Through their conversation, they explore how the education industry is embracing this transformation and helping to shape the workforce of tomorrow. What role will a formal education play in the future? Will workers still need to go to university to get a job? And should employers be investing more into ongoing, formal education to ensure they have access to cutting-edge talent in the future? These are just some of the questions answered in this episode.