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120 million workers need reskilling due to automation

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 16 2019   /  02:18 am
Priority industry: A senior technician inspects the assembly of a Mercedes Benz C-Class at a plant in Bogor, West Java. The automotive industry is one of five priority sectors of Indonesia’s Industry 4.0 road map. Other sectors are food and drink, textiles, electronics and chemicals. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)(JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

Priority industry: A senior technician inspects the assembly of a Mercedes Benz C-Class at a plant in Bogor, West Java. The automotive industry is one of five priority sectors of Indonesia’s Industry 4.0 road map. Other sectors are food and drink, textiles, electronics and chemicals. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)As many as 120 million workers from the world's 12 largest economies, including Indonesia, may need to participate in reskilling programs in the next three years as a result of automation enabled by artificial intelligence (AI), according to a recent study.The study released by technology giant IBM's Institute for Business Value found that it would take 10 times longer compared to in the last four years to close a skills gap through employee training because of the new skills requirements.The study, which involved 5,670 businesspeople in 48 countries, said that in 2018, the top two s...