Technology has always automated away human jobs but it has also led to a fantastic growth in new jobs, in this feature article with the Telegraph Matthew Griffin explore what those future jobs could be.


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Firstly, thanks to Marianne and the Telegraph for interviewing me and inviting me again to collaborate with them on their Jobs of 2040 article which went live the other day after a couple of weeks of discussions, proofing, and formatting.


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We are all too often told that the majority of our jobs will be automated by the year 2030 – up to 50% of all jobs in fact – by technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and many others. And, as exponential technologies become increasingly sophisticated and advanced not only are we continuing to see manual work automated in new ways but we are also seeing more cognitive work, such as coding, cyber security, data science, equities trading, and many others also being automated with increasing voracity and speed – speeds which thanks to the negative news networks are having an increasingly serious impact on people’s mental health and outlook on life.

While there is a reason to worry, especially if your employer doesn’t have HR and training programs that help you move between different jobs and career tracks, not all is lost – after all technology has always automated jobs, but it’s also created many more, and this is what we looked into for the article.


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The result was a fascinating dive into the future of work and you can read more about the jobs that will exist in the future below.



Source: Telegraph

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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