Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution?

In a technological context that is developing at an extraordinary speed, we must learn to live, train ourselves differently, and work with large amounts of data.

Are we ready for the fourth industrial revolution? As an optimist, I tend to say yes, we are…but in reality, there are still some steps to take. Indeed, to be fully prepared to welcome this natural evolution of our society, some adjustments are necessary. To create value thanks to new technologies, to obtain a harmonious whole, a certain form of interrogation is necessary.

Rome was not built in a day. And if the coronavirus pandemic speeds things up, these changes require time, patience, and a methodology that adapts to everyone’s expectations and needs.

What is the fourth industrial revolution?

Do I need to tell you that we are already in the middle of the Fourth Industrial Revolution? It is enough to notice those around us to realize that technologies are everywhere. They are the DNA of the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI). The very existence of all of these sectors is changing the way people live and work, changing our profession and driving the globalization of skills.

Are robots will replace humans?

The constant and powerful presence of technologies often leads to the belief that human knowledge is losing its relevance. Will we end up being replaced by artificial creations, imperceptible intelligence, capable of thinking and making decisions with complete independence (and impunity)? Moreover, at the beginning of June 2022, we were able to read in the media that a Google engineer had unveiled the thinking ability and sentiment of Google’s LaDMA Artificial Intelligence (AI) project.

This Fourth Industrial Revolution must be seen as a second chance. Why and for whom? Given responsibility, discernment, and morality, the rational use of technologies can allow man to develop in a context more in line with his expectations.

This new industrial revolution is still young enough to be resilient. Like a pug, it can offer today’s talents everything that visionaries of the previous generation dreamed of: empathy, creativity, true teamwork, critical thinking, adaptive ability, openness to criticism, problem solving, etc., and the famous soft skills. To which are added advanced technical skills (hard skills) and entrepreneurship.

Flexibility and adaptability to evolve with technologies

This trio of soft skills, hard skills, and entrepreneurship is, in my opinion, the key to transformation now. When combined thanks to the skills of each one, it will not make it possible to develop on the sidelines, but in harmony with new technologies.

A necessity, if we rely on the “Future of Jobs 2020” report issued by the World Economic Forum, according to which the dual effect of automation and Covid-19 will surely displace 85 million jobs from 2025… in less than 3 years now.

Globalized, Improved and Renewed Skills

What are the jobs of tomorrow? Data Analysts and Scientists, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Specialists, Digital Marketers, Internet of Things (IoT) Experts, Cyber ​​Security Professionals… Today’s workforce must accept, take the time, give themselves and receive the means to train and Improving their skills, whether in the countries of the North or the South, you need to know how to develop, ask yourself and think about future professions.

However, she cannot always go this route alone. For this, you must be able to get the support of those involved in education, training and skills development. Because who is better than the latter to pool his own skills in order to find solutions and innovate for jobs doomed to disappear? Together, they can support today’s talents in understanding and embedding technology in their future jobs.

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