I talk much about the promise of automation (AI, robotics, et al) to streamline government processes, improve efficiency and improve citizen services. Another really important aspect of automation for governments is preparing citizens to use those tools.
As our global economy becomes increasingly automated, jobs are available, and people need to be trained in them to stay competitive. The State of Alabama is supporting a Robotics Technology Park that offers a wide variety of training and certification opportunities for citizens. Combined with classroom education for children, this is an important component in helping citizens transition to the new jobs emerging in the changing global economy. What are you seeing develop and what are you trying out in your jurisdiction?
“The manufacturing world is changing rapidly and we in Alabama, all of our workforce resources, have to answer the bell on that topic,” Deputy Secretary of Commerce Ed Castile said in Decatur. “For us to not only stay competitive, but to help our customers (Alabama industries) remain competitive in the world they work in.”