What Artificial Intelligence Can Do for Workers and What Skilled Workers Can Do for the World published by Lisbon Council Research (2022).
“Why AI and Machine Learning Are Crucial for Addressing Skills Shortages, Driving Employment and Ensuring a Socially-Driven Transition to the Data Economy
Sometimes history moves faster than our biology-bound brains’ ability to keep up.1 Change is suddenly everywhere around us – often before we have had time to understand it and sometimes before we have even had time to notice.
● The number of full-college-degree holders in the workplace is exploding. According to recently released statistics, 48% of 25-34 year-olds across the 38 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries held a full tertiary qualification in 2021, up from 27% in 2000.2 This is an astonishing figure. It means that the number of 25-34 year-olds with college degrees has doubled in two decades, and nearly half of this rising cohort has college-level qualifications. As Tia Loukkola, head of the innovation and measuring progress division at the OECD education directorate, puts it, “This means the knowledge economy isn’t something that is coming. It shows we are already well into it.”…”