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IoD responds to Fourth Industrial Revolution inquiry

28 Jun 2018

Earlier this month, IoD submitted a response to Education Committee’s inquiry on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The inquiry was looking into the challenges and opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and sought to examine how young people can be best prepared for the future world of work.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterised by the emergence of a range of new technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics and the internet of things. The changes are likely to have a major impact on both productivity and the labour market, with low and medium skilled jobs most at risk. IoD’s response analyses these trends and sets out some recommendations for how Government can tackle the challenges and maximise the opportunities the Fourth Industrial Revolution presents.

Read the response here

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