Crowdsourcing: Who Wins in the Future?

According to this article, in 2025 the ‘work gap’ will be widened:

Some work with become more task-oriented, with more work available through crowdsourcing and job-specific platforms. Uber is a good example, or Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, which pays people to perform “human intelligence tasks” that computers are unable to do, says Daniel P. Siewiorek, computer science and electrical and computer engineering professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This may provide increased flexibility, but it can be tough to cobble together a living from “piecemeal” work, he says.

Who really wins?

Specialists, the creative class, and people who have jobs that require emotional intelligence like salespeople, coaches, customer-service specialists, and people who create everything from writing and art to new products, platforms and services, Brynjolfsson says. Jobs in health care, personal services, and other areas that are tough to automate will also remain in demand, as will trade skills and science, technology and mathematics (STEM) skills, says Mark J. Schmit, PhD, executive director of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia.

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