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Leaders of 49 countries are challenged to alleviate the destruction of jobs by technology

The members of the foundation, Eisenhower discusses in Malaga the future of work

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Leaders of 49 countries are challenged to alleviate the destruction of jobs by technology

The members of foundation, Eisenhower discusses in Malaga future of work

The technology creates and destroys jobs. This paradox and its effects have been axes of first considerations of half a thousand of leaders from 49 countries convened in Malaga this weekend for Eisenhower Fellowships, a foundation that brings toger business leaders and social world to meet challenges of society through dialogue.

The journalist and president of organization, George de Lama, has opened this Friday, in conference posing questions that you must find answer to leaders of immediate future: "How do we create work that is productive and satisfying to give out to marginalized young people? How do we use artificial intelligence and unpredictable technology to shape future and avoid unintended consequences? How do we reform our educational system? What and how we do it at proper speed to ensure equal and sustainable development?.


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Lama has warned that going to do to you lack millions of jobs in developing world and in developed and does not provide answers to se demands will have unpredictable consequences and at an unprecedented speed. "The work starts here", has been pointed out in connection with meeting of leaders, organization he leads and city chosen for being a crossroad between East, Africa and Europe".

The president of Cremades &Calvo-Sotelo Lawyers and Eisenhower Fellowships Spain, Javier Cremades, has advanced one of answers has been repeated using a phrase attributed to former president of Harvard University, Derek Curtis: "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance". In this way, Cremades has located formation in center of debate as a fundamental tool and priority to face challenges of future. In addition, he warned of "extraordinary transformation" that generates scanning global and importance of being prepared to convert this challenge into an "opportunity".

Opportunities and excluded

"The scanning generates a more productive, but also destroys jobs. There will be to share it or subsidize it. It is our obligation to ask how we mitigate effects of technology and globalization. In an environment full of opportunities, re will be also excluded and re is a political debate.", has stated Cremades, who has also pointed out that Malaga is an example of a city oriented towards new economy.

The president of Accenture in Spain, Portugal and Israel, Juan Pedro Moreno, has added to scientific revolution, demographic, with a progressive aging of population, and social, which are experiencing changes in attitude and behaviour of users before democratization of technology. Moreno has located most immediate challenges in figuring out how much employment re will be, how it will be and how we prepare before a world in which " machines will work for and with us."

"innovation creates jobs and quality, but re are many excluded from that world," he warned Mary Scullion, president of NGO Home, dedicated to homeless people. "We can create a world more inclusive, but it will depend on how we work," said Scullion, who has warned about "institutionalization of poverty" and need to work cooperatively.

In same sense it has been pronounced Shahid Mahmood, a pakistani and chief executive officer of Interactive Group, who has stated that challenge to take advantage of "extraordinary human capacity to improve" is to put it in common. "Many activities that are now carried out by people will be replaced by machines. The challenge is to think about negative effects", added Ronnie Chan, director of Hang Lung Properties.

Niches of employment in future

Thomas W. Malone, founding director of MIT's Center for Collective Intelligence, has tempered mood in relation to effects of artificial intelligence and, above all, on urgency. As explained, technology applied to e-commerce is beginning to be felt in sector 20 years after its development. In addition, he warned that advances also create or niches of work toward which y can target those who are affected.

In this sense, Malone has invited young people to find jobs that can not make machines because y require interaction skills, or general intelligence, and diverse. On contrary, it has urged new workers to not insist on to compete in actions that machines can do faster and cheaper.

it has Also warned that re are activities that people are going to prefer be done by people. Has put as an example world of music or sports.


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