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OF BOTS, BLOCKCHAIN & (HUMAN) BEINGS: COLLABORATING ON A BETTER TOMORROW

TAKEAWAYS FROM THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING.

22–25 January 2019, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

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Globalization & the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in industrialized and developing economies is stoking fears of a jobless future worldwide. The Cognizant Center for the Future of Work (CFoW) thinks such gloomy prognostications are overly dire.

The CFoW projects that our increasing reliance on AI and automation will create 21 million meaningful and sustainable jobs over the next decade, enhancing workplace productivity and uplifting humanity.

Also, the CFoW fervently believes AI will augment and extend our human capacity, making work more enjoyable and productive for all willing to retool and reinvent themselves. And blockchain will add much-needed trust and transparency to digital commerce, reducing operational costs for businesses and democratizing access to information and services for individuals, particularly those in underserved communities.  

Sure there will be hardships—both technological and behavioral as new technologies and ways of working emerge. Navigating radical change will require astute forewarning and acute forbearance, two qualities on display at our WEF Annual Meeting presence in Davos.  

 

EVENT SESSIONS

SESSION 1—The Future Workforce: The Role of Humans in a Machine Age

In this session co-sponsored with Reuters, workplace evolutionary experts, including the CFoW’s Ben Pring, exchange views on AI’s growing impact on jobs and provide concrete advice on how organizations worldwide can adapt to changing workplace dynamics. The CFoW’s Jobs of the Future Index and recent 21 More Jobs of the Future report illuminate where work is heading.

Stream Session: 22 January 2019 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (local time)

SESSION 2—Blockchain Healthcare Insurance & Beyond: Are We Ready?

This session covers blockchain technology and its growing ability to solve grand challenges in communities worldwide. In addition to partnering with with Reuters, we also team with MetLife Asia and other experts to explore how distributed ledger technology can improve collaboration, trust and security. MetLife Asia's blockchain pilot network illustrates how women with gestational diabetes can be compensated for their treatment via mobile phone without first filing a claim.

Stream Session: 23 January 2019 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (local time)

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Anticipating the Future of Work—Our Guide to Exciting Opportunities

While work is changing due to the proliferation of AI and automation, there is no reason to panic over an impending bot apocalypse.

Businesses and employees who identify the waves of job opportunities generated by intelligent machines can ride them into the future of work—as our "21 Jobs” and “21 More Jobs of the Future” reports reveal.

 

Explore 42 Jobs of the Future

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Jobs Tracker
See How Work is Evolving in the Age of AI & Automation

Our Cognizant Jobs of the Future Index© measures the quarterly changes in demand for a set of 50 jobs. 

ACCESS THE JOBS OF FUTURE INDEX DOWNLOAD INDEX OVERVIEW

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