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Robots Can Restore our Humanity

Robots and AI can be powerful catalysts to redefine work in ways that will restore our humanity. Today's work is tightly specified, highly standardized & tightly integrated – something that algorithms can do much better than humans. As machines take over this work, we may have an opportunity to redefine work around things that are uniquely human: imagination, creativity, curiosity and emotional & social intelligence. There will be no shortage of this kind of work given our ever expanding desire for products & services that can help us achieve more of our potential. But the transition may be painful as our institutions will need to go through a profound transformation to make this possible.

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  1. Will robots and AI eventually take away all of our jobs?
  2. What will we need to do in order to provide ample and satisfying work opportunities for a growing global population?
  3. What will our children need to learn in order to prepare themselves for a productive and fulfilling life?


  • John Hagel, Director and Co-chairman, Center for the Edge, Deloitte


Jodi Gray, Mktg Mgr, Deloitte

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