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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF

In spite of the negative news about the impact of AI and automation on jobs the future of work has many surprising upsides for humans.

 

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Firstly, thank you again to the team at Ingram Micro who asked me to be the keynote for their global Ingram Micro ONE event, and Keri and Laura for inviting me to take part in their business podcast series to discuss disruption and the future of work – both topics that I covered in the keynote.

 

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As the rate of global disruption accelerates, as the world becomes more digital and connected, it should be increasingly clear to everyone that we now live in a time when one individual can impact the lives of billions and change the world at a pace and scale that would have been unimaginable even just a few decades ago.

 

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There are two sides to every story, and while every disruption creates downsides and losers, depending on your point of view it also creates upsides and winners. For example, on the one hand AI and the automation of work will undoubtedly cause mass redundancies across sectors, but on the other they will also accelerate the democratisation of expertise and skills for the billions of people on the planet for whom those skills were previously out of reach – whether it’s application development, design and innovation, law, or a million other disciplines. And that’s what I delved into in the keynote, and that’s what we dig into deeper on the podcasts.

 

 

About author

Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.

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