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How do we prepare our kids for jobs that don’t exist?

GraceA
Equinix Employee

Studies show that technology is progressing at such a rapid pace that up to 85% of the jobs that will be available in 2040 have not been created yet. Will AI, ML, and hardware advancements create a society where careers we take for granted today won’t exist in the future?

In the Traceroute Podcast episode 9 “The Kids are Alright”, join me, Grace Ewura-Esi and Amy Tobey as Producer John Taylor puts a personal face on this idea through his 13-year-old daughter, Ella, who wants to be a chef when she grows up. Together, they explore this issue with Executive Chef-turned-Dell Computer Advocate Tim Banks, as well as employment attorney Michael Lotito, whose Emma Coalition seeks solutions to TIDE, the technologically induced displacement of Employment.

Between trips to fully-automated restaurants and the latest advancements in 3D food replication, we discover that Gen Z’s humanity may be their biggest asset in tomorrow’s job market.

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evielmetti
Equinix Employee

Listening now!  When I grew up I wanted to be a scientist too, just like Amy.

waribeiro
Equinix Employee

This Traceroute episode generates a fun conversation. TIDE's website says "the rise of AI and robotics will generate unprecedented opportunities and challenges for employers and workers". AI will certainly create challenges, but it'll mostly be opportunities.

When ChatGPT came out I kept hearing "everyone is going to get replaced". This was the same fear that people said about printers, computers, and self-checkout lines. Sure, there's going to be displacement, but I think that new technologies will always create a net-positive in jobs, not a net-negative.