Published on March 13th, 2018 | by Sunit Nandi


Skills of the Future: 10 Skills You’ll Need to Thrive in 2020 [Infographic]

A number of job functions are slowly becoming obsolete because of automation-thanks to artificial intelligence (AI). Take for example the AI-powered chatbots that are steadily transforming service desks and minimizing the need for human intervention.  We might even start seeing self-driving cars in the near future. While the thought of losing jobs to robots is understandably disconcerting. It is should be nothing to worry about. Historically, technology has always generated more jobs than it has destroyed.

Additionally, humans have always adapted and evolved with technological changes. The industrial revolutions of the past have witnessed how humans always manage to survive and thrive amidst change. Seeing only the possibility of the loss of jobs in the wake of automation is quite a narrow-minded perception.

The future of work will be reinventing jobs and driving professionals to upgrade their skills arsenal to remain competitive. Indeed, now more than ever is the time to start learning new skills necessary for jobs that will be in demand in the future. Industries such as technology and computational thinking, caregiving, social intelligence and new media literacy, and more will soon be popular sectors.

In this infographic by Guthrie-Jensen, you’ll be educated on the skills you’ll need to thrive in 2020. Look out for the list of innovations that will be the driving force behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution- such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Nanotechnology, and others. You can also see the top sectors and jobs in-demand in 2020, so prepare yourselves now for the future of technology and the future of jobs.

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