Technology adoption could displace millions from their jobs; many others will need to change the way they work. Globally, 40 million to 160 million women may need to transition between occupations by 2030, often into higher-skilled roles. If they make these transitions, women could find more productive, better paid work; if they don’t, they could face a growing wage gap or leaving the labor market.
COVID-19 has had a detrimental impact on gender equality and resulted in hundreds of thousands of women leaving the workforce. To prevent this from happening again, we need to understand the technological changes that are coming and the impact they are likely to have, and whether this will be different for men and women.
Joining us on the show today is Dr Daniel Susskind who is the co-author of the best-selling book, “The Future of the Professions” and the author of “A World Without Work.” We will discuss the impact of technology, particularly artificial intelligence, on work and society and most importantly, answer the question on everyone’s mind: Are robots going to take your job? And, what can you do to prepare for the future world of work?