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Technology impacts on the Australian workforce

This report highlights the significant and far-reaching impact of emerging technologies on the Australian workforce in the next fifteen years and how the growth in technological capabilities is already transforming supply chains, reshaping the workforce and redefining jobs. Prepared by artificial-intelligence (AI) analytics platform Faethm in conjunction with Australian Computer Society (ACS), the report finds that 2.7 million Australian jobs are at risk from automation over the next fifteen years, but more than twice as many jobs can be created if Australia decides to invest in the skills development of its workforce. The report highlights how various industries, occupations and roles will be affected by automation and augmentation in the near future. It provides insights for businesses to inform future workforce development plans, as well as for policy makers to maximise the participation rate of all citizens with regards to opportunities afforded by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.