Intelligent technologies are reshaping work and redefining which skills are in demand across industries and geographies. This report by Accenture explores how workers are facing a double disadvantage: a higher risk of technological disruption from automation and fewer resources to embrace new career pathways. It then sets out how they can be supported in this transition.
Key points include:
By 2022, AI alone could increase revenues by 38 percent and employment by 10 percent
60 percent of employers think that less than 25 percent of their workforce is ready to work with new technologies and machines
In the US, eight out of 10 middle-skilled jobs require digital abilities
Across OECD countries, only 17 percent of workers in low-skilled occupations participate in job training each year, compared to an overall average of 40 percent.