Just Economy Conference – May 6, 2021
Are the alarms being sounded by community advocates about the profound impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on work, and is the potential for social unrest exaggerated or on point? Four million drivers may lose work when driverless vehicles are perfected and approved. Blockchain and AI innovations are threatening real estate and other industries with massive job loss potential. Yet, today, over seven million jobs remain unfilled because America’s workforce training systems fail to link interested workers with the appropriate training and education needed to fill those jobs. This workshop presents both a view of the anticipated job dislocation and promising answers to the technical challenge of linking workers to new skills in ways that meet industries’ real time needs. Hear how the Godzilla of “stackable credentials” can help defeat the Kong of job dislocation in a post-pandemic world.