Humans need not apply by @cgpgrey

Simply found this video too fascinating not to post it. “Humans need not apply” is a 15 minute insight into a labour market that might seem futuristic but is all too close to our doorstep. A labour market overwhelmed by automation and the bots that perform these tasks. Bots who have become so rapid in their rate of learning and adaptation, so complex in their ability to out perform humans in such a diverse range of tasks at such cost-effective rates that it’s probable that huge swathes of the labour market will succumb to their usage. Equally frightening and intriguing, the near future depicted in this video demands huge answers from economic and business leaders and the education system preparing those competing human workers of tomorrow.

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4 comments

  1. Reblogged this on Adventures in Career Development and commented:
    Thanks to the SecondaryCEIAG blog for posting this piece about how robots are taking over the labour market (and the world).
    There is lots to get your teeth into here. I don’t agree with it all, but it is certainly clear that new technologies are going to transform the labour market and careers dramatically.
    Obviously to those of us raised on SF like Terminator this is a little worrying.
    The key questions are essentially who will the robots replace and who benefits from this redistribution of work. If the rich own the robots while the rest of us get pushed out of work and into low paid or no work then we are storing up a major social problem. If however they offer us more leisure and better life/work balance we have a different set of issues that need to be worked through in the labour market and ultimately in career guidance.
    Does this compute?

  2. Scary stuff and the irony is that the start of it was all of our own creation! Would be great to use as part of a careers teaching programme, but suspect would scare the life out of many young people who are already very worried about their futures and where the jobs are. Needs some careful thought. Thanks for sharing/

  3. Reblogged this on Alison Bennett Careers and commented:
    Thanks to SecondaryCEIAG for sharing this.

    Scary stuff. And links to the post I have just added “What’s your future job?’ which is a bit more light hearted, but guess this film clip is the potential reality of work in the future.

    Would be great to use as part of a careers teaching programme, but suspect would scare the life out of many young people who are already very worried about their futures and where the jobs are. Needs some careful thought.

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