Many articles are published about the future labour market, often warning of a doomsday scenario that robots will take over our jobs. Technological advances such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics change the way work is performed, by augmenting or replacing workers in specific tasks. However, aside from eliminating jobs, automation also creates new jobs and reshapes the skills required for others. This raises the question: what skills do people need to be of value to the labour market? As the content and nature of jobs change, so do the skills required to perform them. The pervasiveness of information and communication technology (ICT) has increased the need to understand which skills are necessary for a global, competitive workforce. ...
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