Cedefop research shows that automation and artificialintelligence do not necessarily destroy, but rather transform jobs.

“The 4th Industrial Revolution is here, and already disrupting the world of work. Cedefop’s first European skills and jobs survey (ESJS) found that 43% of adult workers across the EU saw the technologies they use change in the past five years, while 47% saw changes in their working methods or practices.”

People, businesses and labour markets will have to adapt and acquire new skills, enabling them to cooperate with machines. Education and training provision will have to offer ‘robot-compatible’ skills and competences, blending specific occupational skills with key competences such as entrepreneurship and learningtolearn. Political decision makers must determine how to frame this continuing transformation, ensuring that nobody is left behind as new work methods are introduced.

Read more in Cedefop’s briefing note on “ ARTIFICIAL OR HUMAN INTELLIGENCE?” on digitalisation and the future of jobs and skills: opportunities and risks.