Time is now to prepare for future work: Report

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By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/13/2017

The time is now for policy-makers and business leaders to prepare Canadian workers for the disruption of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI).

That’s according to a report from the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and Deloitte Canada that says there’s an urgent need for a national conversation on how jobs will change, and the capabilities needed to respond to that change.

“Right now, there’s not even a conversation happening to sort out actionable solutions to pace the change, so that has to change immediately if we want to have a hope of protecting the future of our workforce,” said Scott Allinson, vice-president of public affairs and research at HRPA in Toronto and co-author of the report.