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Myth Busted: You Can Learn About AI as You Age


Myth Busted: You Can Learn About AI as You Age

  • 11/19/2018
  • Working longer, Skills Building, Lifelong learning, Technical skills, Career pivot / transitions, Technology, New tech, Digital, AI & Age Bias, Workplace tools, Multigenerational workforce, Ageism

By Sharon Lewis

  • Nearly 1/4 of them point to worker resistance in using the intelligent technologies as one of the top three challenges that employers have in implementing the new intelligent technologies.
  • 67% of workers believe it will be important to learn the new skills to work with AI in the next three to five years
  • 31% believe that they themselves are primarily responsible for keeping up their own skills
  • Typical 60-something workers today are healthy, experienced, and motivated to make meaningful contributions.
  • The five generational workplace is here. As the article suggests, leaders must bravely say, “We reject the assumption that people become less tech-savvy as they get older” and “We will fight the impulse to put only our youngest employees on new initiatives.”
  • Did you find yourself assigning this new employee to a technical skills class?
  • Did you consider assigning this new staff member two internal mentors in their department: One mentor being a peer and the other mentor being a recent graduate?
  • According to the McKinsey Global Institute, up to 375 million workers, globally, may need to switch occupational categories by 2030. Do you see this as an opportunity to adjust your expertise or an opportunity to rewire your expertise into a new line of work? Conceptually, can you imagine the difference between a category switch that takes you from nurse type A to nurse type B.



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