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SXSW 2018

Understanding the Human Side of Automation

Automation will be the most important trend in the job market over the next decade. What does this mean for individual workers? Research from Burning Glass, a labor market analytics firm, has found adding digital skills actually decreases workers’ risk of being made obsolete by automation. This panel will examine trends in automation with a particular focus on its labor market impact on distinctly human skills such as creativity, judgement, entrepreneurship and communication.

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  1. Understanding which kinds of jobs are vulnerable to automation, and where demand for human workers will actually increase
  2. Understand the role of “hybrid jobs” that combine skill sets from different domains
  3. Identifying the work skills that will be in demand in a economy that will increasingly mix technology and human skills



Scott Bittle, Dir of Communications, Burning Glass Technologies

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Intelligent Future
  • Level: Beginner
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