In a recent statement, Governor Gavin Newsom of California emphasized the crucial need for citizens to adapt to the rapidly evolving landscape of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI). The governor emphasized the urgency for people to formulate new skills and familiarize themselves with emerging technologies.
A comprehensive report supporting California citizens’ involvement in learning tailored training related to GenAI has underpinned the Governor’s focus on being at the forefront. Specifically, the report recommends training the local population in the abilities needed for successful participation in the GenAI market.
“To support California’s state government workforce and prepare for the next generation of skills needed to thrive in the GenAI economy. And agencies will train state government workers to use state-approved GenAI to achieve equitable outcomes,” the report outlined.
Recent reports on GenAI predict an employment impact, deeming this initiative crucial in response. Citing Goldman Sachs’ forecast, the report indicates that GenAI is anticipated to impact 300 million jobs globally despite potential gains in productivity.
“As such, the State must lead in training and supporting workers, enabling their participation in the AI economy. This, in turn, creates the demand for businesses to locate and hire here in California.” the report emphasized.
Moreover, the report advocates initiating GenAI education programs at higher education institutions and vocational schools. This approach aims to ensure that people prepare well for the demands of the evolving job market shaped by GenAI.
California Governor Newsom Urges GenAI Education
Recent news focuses on the employment opportunities that AI could provide, making Governor Newsom’s GenAI approach crucial. The OECD published a report listing the most likely occupations influenced by AI. More than any other job sector, it seems that “high-skill, white-collar” positions have been directly impacted by artificial intelligence.
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Furthermore, the report highlights the skills requirement for NRCTs in AI-intensifying domains. Governor Newsom’s push for anticipatory GenAI education represents an increased acknowledgment of the changing nature of jobs. This also conforms to the worldwide debate on the implications of AI for the future of work.
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