Education reform: A policy imperative for ASEAN’s changing labour market
Note: This article was originally published in Myanmar Times on 28 June 2019. ERIA Economist, Dr Rashesh Shrestha is the author.
Anxiety about the future of work is growing. Individuals, businesses, and policymakers worry that increasing automation will make human labour obsolete, and are seeking ways to avoid a future where machines replace humans in routine and non-cognitive tasks. When computers became commonplace in the United States, many tasks requiring mid-level skills went to the machines. Today even highly-skilled professional tasks are not immune – artificial intelligence is now better at recognising lung cancer than human doctors. . (Read the full article by using the link above).