The transformative impact of artificial intelligence on the job market and the evolution of skills necessary for future careers is making it increasingly vital for us to adapt to stay relevant in this ever-changing job market.

In this insightful episode of Investec In conversation, Sameer Rawjee (founder of Google's Life Design Lab and O-School Ventures) and Lesley-Anne Gatter (Global Head of People and Organisation at Investec), delve into the dual nature of this technological revolution - the challenges it poses to traditional employment and the exciting opportunities it creates for innovation and growth. 


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In this insightful discussion, we're joined by Sameer Rawjee, founder of Google's Life Design Lab and O-School Ventures, and Lesley-Anne Gatter, Global Head of People and Organisation at Investec. Together, they share their unique perspectives on the transition from traditional job functions to new paradigms shaped by AI, the ethical considerations it raises and the strategies for adapting to a job market in flux.

  • What is the future of work?

    What is the future of work?

    Advancements in AI and automation are reshaping traditional roles and responsibilities within the workplace, and the pace of this transformation will only escalate in the coming years. Already, AI tools are handling more routine tasks at work.

    That’s a big productivity booster, but many are also anxious about whether their job will exist in just a few years, and whether there will still be a demand for their skills in an era of AI.

    While the prospect may seem daunting, it also carries a sense of excitement and potential, but it does require a reassessment of skills and roles.

    According to Sameer Rawjee Lesley-Anne Gatter, employees should future-proof their careers by actively cultivating critical capabilities, particularly in data analysis and interpretation, as these skills become increasingly valuable in navigating the AI-driven landscape. As the business landscape evolves, those with the ability to think critically, reason effectively, and engage in philosophical inquiry will find themselves at an advantage. Adaptability and continuous learning will be key to embracing new opportunities and acquiring knowledge and know-how that aligns with emerging trends.

    The future of work promises both challenges and opportunities. By embracing change, honing critical skills, and fostering innovation, individuals can set themselves up to thrive in this evolving and dynamic work environment.

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