As South Africa moves swiftly towards embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), it becomes more necessary for both businesses and individuals to focus on building the necessary skills to successfully work alongside future-ready technology, such as AI and machine learning. However, many of the soft skills in question are not taught through educational curricula, and rather need to be honed through the right type of experience.
While technical and technology-based skills, like coding, will be important to remain relevant and employable during the 4IR, soft skills those that make us intrinsically human will be key to success. The WEF’s Future of Jobs report, for example, looked at the most important skills for the 4IR based on the insights of executives from top global businesses.
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