The meaning and scope of education are shifting towards self-fulfilment, rather than seeking qualification for a job. Education is increasingly shifting from obtaining degree to developing skills and specifically soft skills (non-cognitive skills, human skills etc.). The advent of Artificial Intelligence in every sector and specifically in Education will change the learning and teaching paradigm.
- If large changes in education systems are not carried out, some believe that the world might face 50% technological unemployment by 2050.
- By some popular estimates, 65% of children entering primary school today might be working in job types that don’t yet exist.
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- The technological revolution is causing significant changes in the world of work due to increased automation Some jobs are at risk of being lost to machines. Others are being transformed and new ones are being created. As a result, the skills we need are also changing.
- The projected talent (degree holders) shortage could be 2.2 million in France by 2020, and 10 million in Germany by 2030. In the ICT sector, the number of practitioners in the EU is estimated to reach some 8.7 million by 2020, with a potential gap between supply and demand of some 500,000.
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