As artificial intelligence and automation innovates, so, it seems, should we. Exercising creative skills allows us to bring to the table what only we can in terms of abstract, free, untaught thinking. This endorsement from the tech industry places much-welcome value on alternative methods of learning and arts education.
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John Fallon, Pearson CEO
Creative skills are the “unique advantage”, says John Abel, vice president of cloud and innovation at Oracle, the US business technology firm.
We can keep re-skilling, but technology will always catch up: “anything that’s a logical processing job will be at some point replaced”. One skillset doesn’t last for an employee’s entire career anymore.
The World Economic Forum agrees, citing creativity as the third most important skill needed to thrive as soon as 2020.