Robots Won’t Take Over Jobs Requiring ‘Fuzzy’ or ‘Soft’ Skills Says Singapore-Based Deloitte Future of Work Centre of Excellence

Published by , June 18, 2018 1:54 pm

(StraitsTimes)  Deloitte’s Future of Work Centre of Excellence believes that about half of the work across all occupations is at risk of being automated within the next five years, with technology that exists today, according to the centre’s research. About half of the work across all occupations is at risk of being automated within the next five years, with technology that exists today. But the likelihood of an entire profession disappearing because of automation is “quite low”. Robots will increasingly take over jobs that require technical skills, but having “fuzzy” or soft skills will save your job.
The Future of Work Centre of Excellence, set up by global consultancy Deloitte in Singapore July last year and supported by the Economic Development Board, has been studying market disruptions and work trends around the world. The $27.6 million Singapore facility works with more than 30 clients.

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