Digital skills ‘guard against job loss’

Digital skills ‘guard against job loss’ By Sean Coughlan Education correspondent 9 May 2016 From the section Education & Family Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Changing places: A customer service robot developed by Hitachi Schools should put a greater emphasis on teaching digital technology – as millions of jobs could be swept away by automation, says former education secretary Lord Kenneth Baker.Now chair of the Edge Foundation, Mr Baker says young people must be taught the skills for jobs of the future.He warned that many white collar and professional jobs will be under threat from artificial intelligence.”Jobs are being lost in professions we used to regard as careers for life.”Lord Baker has produced a report, the Digital Revolution, calling for the education system to respond to the way in…


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