As unprecedented changes in the world of work due to artificial intelligence (AI), automation and robotics reshape industries and jobs, a new report has recommended a human-centred strategy to cushion the impact of the new order. The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) global commission on the future of work, which is co-chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, says the pro-people agenda will be based on investing in people’s capabilities, lifelong learning, institutions of learning, and decent and sustainable work. The report was released on Tuesday following months of work by the commission, which was established in 2018 to explore new forms of work, the institutional ramifications of the changing nature of work, greater inclusivity and gender equality among other things in light of the advent of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). The launch also served as a precursor to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos where world l...

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