Future of work and second-skilling in an AI world

As Melanie Cook stated at SXSW 2017 on Augmented AI:

“We have a 30 years window to design AI to augment humans. “

I was reminded of it while listening McKinsey’s podcast How to win in the age of analytics – https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-analytics/our-insights/how-to-win-in-the-age-of-analytics

About machine learning (around 24′):

“It will actually take quite some time for the activities we currently pay people to do in the economy to be completely automated. So there’s time to adapt as we adopt. […] While we have time to adapt as we adopt, it doesn’t look likely that we’ll actually have a surplus of labor. “


This makes Singapore’s second-skilling initiative (ie. developing your skills for a new job while you’re still working) even more important. More here

Could Singapore hold the secret to preparing workers for an uncertain future?