The robot-proof skills that give women an edge in the age of AI

The latest panic about artificial intelligence (AI) is that it will deal a blow to women in the workplace. Women accustomed to gloomy headlines may have met this one with a fatalistic shrug. But it is worth interrogating why on earth it might be true.

The concerns are legitimate enough, but they fail to appreciate the big ways in which the world of work is going to change. In fact, it is quite possible the age of AI will belong to women. Men are the ones in danger of being left behind.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 14, 2019, with the headline 'The robot-proof skills that give women an edge in the age of AI'. Print Edition | Subscribe