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IBM at Davos: Business Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty participated in a CEO panel discussion on Tuesday, January 22, on “Business Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” which explored how economic opportunities today coincide with concerns over data privacy, the environment, market concentration and corruption.

The future of work is one of the most urgent questions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Some jobs will go away, new ones will be created and all jobs will be forever changed by AI.

To address this massive shift, we need to build a global workforce that’s equipped with a new generation of skills. This is vital to ensuring the benefits of AI, and other advanced technology, can be experienced by the many, not just an elite few.

What matters most is having the right skills — not always a bachelor’s degree. Business and government must work together to expand access to those skills through new education efforts, new partnerships and new ways for professionals to learn.”

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