Apple's CEO Joins White House Advisory Board Designed to Prepare U.S. Workers for a Changing World brought by AI & Automation
Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "U.S. President Trump Signed Executive Order to Accelerate America’s Leadership in Artificial Intelligence." In a follow-up announcement we're learning that the chief executives of Apple Inc, Walmart Inc, IBM Corp and other major companies will be joining a Trump administration advisory board that hopes to prepare U.S. workers to deal with job training issues and the workforce shift brought by artificial intelligence and automation, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday. The board members will serve until 2020 and will work with the administration’s National Council for the American Worker.
Trump’s executive order said "for too long, our country’s education and job training programs have prepared Americans for the economy of the past."
Ivanka Trump said in a statement that the administration wants "all Americans to have the skills and opportunities to secure good paying jobs and successfully navigate technological disruptions and the rapidly changing nature of work."
On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said U.S. job openings reached a record high in December at 7.3 million. The White House says the job openings present "a mismatch between the skills needed and those being taught, requiring immediate attention to help more Americans enter the workforce." For more on this, read the full Reuters report here.
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