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COVID 19 has accelerated the emergence of new occupations.
Educators hope to "future-proof" the ability to do newly emerging jobs. Research by the McKinsey Global Institute has examined the type of high-level skills that will become increasingly important as a result of automation, AI and robotics. They've identified a set of 56 foundational skills needed for future jobs, no matter the sector or occupation. The most important proficiency? Adaptability!
Gender data bias is causing real world problems, according to new research. Caroline Criado Perez, in her new book, shows how a “gender data gap” costs money, degrades public health and encourages discrimination. Pervasive male-default thinking makes "female" a niche identity. I recommend the book.