The impact on each industry that invests in new technologies is determined by the task structure of each sector and whether industry leaders intend to automate or augment specific tasks.
Robotic technology is set to be adopted by 23% to 37% of the companies surveyed, with variations by industry.
Financial Services & Investors industry are most likely to signal the planned adoption of humanoid robots in the period up to 2022, also promise to be an early adopter of distributed ledger technologies (73% of respondents expect their enterprise to adopt its use)
Machine learning is expected to be adopted across a range of industries, including banking and insurance, in the medical field, across the energy sector, and in the consumer sector, where it may enhance the industry’s ability to model demand.
What is the prediction for the Energy and Consumer sectors? The expectation is that physical and manual work activities will be replaced. If today 38% and 30% of such tasks in these two sectors are performed by machines and algorithms, by 2022, those rates are expected to be 56% and 50% respectively.
Today 25% of labor in the Information & Communications Technology industry is performed by machines and algorithms, while an increase to 46% is projected for 2022.
What about the skills gap?
According to respondents to the Future of Jobs Survey, more than 55% of workers across the Aviation, Travel & Tourism; Financial Services & Investors; Chemistry, Advanced Materials & Biotechnology; and Global Health & Healthcare sectors will need some reskilling.
All industries expect sizable skills gaps, with that at least 50% of their workforce requiring training to reskill or upskill.
How do you plan to bridge the gaps?
At SourceMatch, we work with our clients to look at how candidates fair in their personal development objectives, openness to learning new technologies and adapting to new market conditions.