EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF WORK IN NIGERIA

J. D. AKINDUBI(1), D. T. AKINNODI(2), Deborah Omolabake AKINWONMI(3),


(1) Department of Business Education, School of Vocational and Technical Education, Adeyemi College of Education Ondo, Nigeria
(2) Department of Business Education, School of Vocational and Technical Education, Adeyemi College of Education Ondo, Nigeria
(3) Department of Business Education, School of Vocational and Technical Education, Adeyemi College of Education Ondo, Nigeria
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Abstract


Automation as a phenomenon is not new to modern society. The idea of replacing man with machines date back to the 1950s, when workers on production line were replaced with automated processes. It is however interesting to note that further advancement in technologies has continued to create fear in the heart of working people, to a point that machines (robots) a technology driven by artificial intelligence will become smart enough to take over and replace human beings in the work environment. This paper intends to examine the future of work in the era of AI. To identify what is needed by workers and potential workers to cope with the everchanging innovations in the world of work. Appropriate recommendations were made on how workers could scale up their skills in a bid to meet up with the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).

Keywords


Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technology, Industrial Revolution, Automation

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