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Can continuously learning save Finland’s future competences needs? tema
| May 2018

Can continuously learning save Finland’s future competences needs?

In Finland, experts are looking at education policies and more for solutions to the future labour market’s challenges. A government-appointed panel has presented its first report, ‘Ett ständigt lärande Finland’ (Finland – a country of continuous learning) – which has been subject to criticism from trade unions for being light on concrete measures.
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| May 2018

Digitalisation gives job centres new tasks and opportunities

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robot technology can tighten the quality for Nordic job centres, but also represents new challenges for authorities – including data safety.
Digitalisation now also concerns people with higher education tema
| May 2018

Digitalisation now also concerns people with higher education

Camilla Tepfers’ choice of words is surprising as she describes the skills needed when machines have learnt what we thought only humans could to: Those who can tolerate boredom are the winners, she might say. Or those who consider things in more depth.
Google wants to enter the Nordic labour market tema
| May 2018

Google wants to enter the Nordic labour market

Optimism clearly trumped pessimism at the Nordic conference on the Future of Work in Stockholm in the middle of May. Companies, politicians and trade unions mainly praised the digital future.
Jon Erik Dølvik: Technology easily blinds us, yet we can shape our own future of work tema
| May 2018

Jon Erik Dølvik: Technology easily blinds us, yet we can shape our own future of work

He does not use the analogy himself, but when Jon Erik Dølvik talks about the future of work it sounds as if he is talking about the Gulf Stream. When researching whether the Nordic model can manage challenges like automation, globalisation and the platform economy, he is mostly interested in how the flow of capital affects employment.
OECD: Robots less of a threat to Nordic jobs, but major IT gender gap is tema
| May 2018

OECD: Robots less of a threat to Nordic jobs, but major IT gender gap is

14 percent of jobs in OECD countries are at high risk of becoming automated, while a further 32 percent of jobs will change radically, says Mark Keese, Head of the Skills and Employability Division at the OECD.
Skills and fair distribution a precondition for digitalisation tema
| May 2018

Skills and fair distribution a precondition for digitalisation

Nordic people are keen to adopt new technology at work. The region is leading the way. The challenge is making sure workers get the chance to adapt to new skills, how to organise skills development and who should pay. We need better systems to handle the challenges, said Ylva Johansson at the recent conference on the Future of Work in Stockholm.
The difference between a therapy dog and a Japanese robot seal tema
| May 2018

The difference between a therapy dog and a Japanese robot seal

Robots help elderly care workers. Surveys show robots cannot replace employees, but they can help in their work and improve older people’s everyday life.
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| May 2018

The Disruption Council explores the future

Long before the Danish Disruption Council ends its work, it has already identified a range of ways to secure that digitalisation, robots and artificial intelligence (AI) increase wealth and improve welfare, even though many traditional jobs will disappear.
The Nordics could take a digital lead – with the right measures tema
| May 2018

The Nordics could take a digital lead – with the right measures

Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) can create growth in the Nordic region without creating unemployment – but rapid political action is needed, says the management consulting firm McKinsey.
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