At present, artificial-intelligence is being used in almost all sectors, from agriculture and our smartphones, to defence and healthcare. It is everywhere, and growing at a fast pace. Every day, we see something new coming up on the market. Being an employee in this ever-advancing market is not easy. There is high competition even when it comes to retaining a job. One needs to keep updating their skill-set to equip with the latest technology.
People who cannot adapt to new technology face lots of issues. They find it harder to find employment and even after they do, making progress is almost impossible. Being able to work with artificial-intelligence is something that is now expected of everyone. We even have AI devices in our homes.
Not being well versed with new technologies creates a problem for people. They need a skill-upgradation. Governments, education institutions, and industries must all come together to solve this particular problem.
“We know that the jobs of today—fundamentally the jobs of tomorrow—are going to require lifelong learning, so from a public policy perspective, how do we ensure that lifelong learning is accessible, that lifelong learning is equitable for all, and how are we ensuring our postsecondary institutions are positioned to respond to those needs?” David Piccini, a parliamentary assistant to the minister of colleges and universities in Ontario, said in a conference held at Northeastern University.
Constant learning and growth are important, but what’s also important is to lay down a base for it, and that begins at the most basic of levels. Children need to be trained on some level to deal with these challenges. Educational institutes play a large role in anyone’s upbringing. They need to be taught to be adaptable so that they can cope with any obstacle or opportunity that may come their way.