Cities in Action - Automation

Automated technologies are already disrupting and transforming the modern work environment. In the coming decades, the increasing automation of routine workplace tasks is forecast to displace and create millions of jobs and change the types of skills employers need in the 21st century workforce. The challenge for governments is to prepare for this future now: to put measures and schemes in place that support all children, young people and adults to acquire skills that will be valued in the automation era and help them take on the higher-skilled, more interesting and better-paid jobs that automation is expected to enable.