Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

Skill shift: Automation and the future of the workforce

Demand for technological, social and emotional, and higher cognitive skills will rise by 2030. How will workers and organizations adapt?

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LATEST RESEARCH

Notes from the AI frontier: Applications and value of deep learning

– An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant economic potential of advanced AI techniques.

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific

– Advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP in 2025, a 12 percent increase over the business-as-usual trajectory.

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Solving the productivity puzzle

– New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to recover to 2 percent or more.

Jobs lost, jobs gained: What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

– In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.

Digital China: Powering the economy to global competitiveness

РChina, already a global force in digital technologies, is set to experience huge shifts in revenue and profits as businesses digitize, boosting the economy’s international competitiveness.
Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

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Jacques Bughin

MGI Director and Senior Partner, Brussels

James Manyika

Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, San Francisco

Jonathan Woetzel

MGI Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai

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The New World of Work Podcast

The McKinsey Global Institute explores how technologies like automation and artificial intelligence are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills and education we need to work.

Our Data

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Visualizing the uses and potential impact of AI and other analytics

– This interactive data visualization shows the potential value created by artificial intelligence and other analytics techniques... for 19 industries and nine business functions.

Automation potential and wages for US jobs

In this data visualization McKinsey analyzes the detailed work activities for 750+ occupations in the US to estimate the percentage... of time that could be automated by adapting currently demonstrated technology.

MGI IN THE NEWS

Reports issued by the McKinsey Global Institute are often cited in international media, and MGI authors frequently contribute to leading business publications.
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China faces a choice: Modernise or risk a very hard landing

– China's investment-led growth model has served it extraordinarily well, setting it on course to become one of the world's advanced... economies. Yet the strains associated with that approach have become evident, writes Jonathan Woetzel in Australian Financial Review.
Article - Harvard Business Review

The false choice between automation and jobs

– Automation will give the global economy a much-needed productivity boost, even as it enables us to tackle societal “moonshots”... such as curing disease or contributing solutions to the climate change challenge. The catch is that adopting these technologies will disrupt the world of work, write James Manyika and Michael Spence in Harvard Business Review.

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