Jack Ma, Bill Gates, 2 others advise students on what to study for high-paying jobs.
There is a particular common fear that robots, with the gradual advancement in Artificial Intelligence (AI), are coming for human jobs.
Tesla and Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX was reported to have said that technology will take so much jobs from people that many will have to rely on a universal basic income to survive, spiranewsonline.com.ng reports.
The owner of Alibaba, Jack Ma, also said that the technology of automation will make the next few decades very painful whose survival rely on manual way of working.
To be ready for the great change, professional and wealthy businessmen have come up with a list of courses to study to have a high chance of nailing that big and well-paying job in the future.
Here is therefore the list:
1. Data analytics Jack Ma said that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will outperform human knowledge in the next 30 years as many jobs will be taken away.
“The new wave is coming. Jobs will be taken away. Some people, who catch up [with] the wave, will be rich, will be more successful,” Jack ma said.
2. Science, engineering and economics, Microsoft co-founder , Bill Gates, said that someone who has a background in those three fields of study will be very successful irrespective of the change that will come with advancement in technology.
Bill Gates said those with the knowledge in those areas will be the agents of change.
3. Coding, the CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, said that coding is a “core skill” that will increasingly become important in the future, adding that coding is very necessary in every industry.
4. Liberal arts, the multi-companies investor , Mark Cuba, who made his money investing in tech companies, said the liberal arts is the way.
Mark Cuba said he would study philosophy as his major over accounting if he were to start college all over again.
Mark Cuba based on judgment on the simple logic that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will only be able to replace jobs that require technical skill but not those that heavily rely on personal judgement.
Meanwhile, spiranewsonline.com.ng earlier reported that the United States has the most billionaires in the world with 420 more people than China. In total, there are 705 billionaires in the US, 285 in China, 146 in Germany, 102 in Russia, and 97 in the UK.
By Theophilus Oruma
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