You don’t have to look far to see that many people are concerned about how automation and the rise of artificial intelligence may result in the displacement of people from their jobs.

When we take a historical perspective, technological revolutions in the past have yielded a higher quality of living for greater masses of people. There is no reason to think that this robot revolution will be different, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take the opportunity to prepare for a changing world, and empower the future generations of this State to benefit from technological advances, instead of getting left behind.

With the rise of automation, many jobs can be replaced, and many new jobs will be created—that require a higher level of technical skills, or creative problem-solving skills, or people-to-people skills.

Can a robot do your job? And if so, what can you contribute to the world that could never be replaced by a robot? How will you prepare your children for this reality, and help them get ahead of the curve?

Reference Cited:

Wisconsin State Journal: Facing a worker shortage, more employers turning to robots