‘Four in five business leaders find workforce under prepared for technologies’

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 04, 2018

Only 20 per cent of Indian business leaders believe that their workforce has the skills needed to work with advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to a research conducted by Accenture.

The research titled ‘Creating India’s Future Workforce’ also finds that 93 per cent of the workers are of the view that learning new skills will be important if they have to work with intelligent technologies in the next three to five years, and 95 per cent believe that AI will help them do their job more efficiently.

“It’s clear that the future workforce needs to be skilled to work alongside machines, with a focus on improving the intrinsically human abilities that will determine their success. The commitment to using advanced technologies for growth needs to be supported by an equal commitment to transforming the organization for the future,” said Sunit Sinha, Managing Director, Accenture.

The report suggested that there is a need to re-imagine work to understand how machines and people collaborate, teach people to work with intelligent machines and to prepare the organisation for human-machine collaboration to help leaders shape the future workforce in the era of AI.

The study was based on the survey of 1,100 workers across skill levels in India and a survey of 100 senior executives in India.

Published on October 04, 2018

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