Petal’s Weekly Picks for Top Parenting for the Future Stories: Preparing Kids for the 4th Industrial Revolution, Automation and its Impact on Working Women, AI and the Future of Work and Inequality, Overcoming Childhood Poverty, Schoolgirls Fighting to End Child Marriage, Football Uniting Kids Across Cultures and Can Technology Save Global Health and Education?

by | Jun 10, 2019 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

As the school year closes and kids head outdoors to take advantage of more screen-free activities, I can’t help but think about  how much our lives, young and old, are dominated by technology. Several articles this week address how automation and artificial intelligence will continue to shape our future. One author suggested we must be forward thinking about preparing our children for a future defined by these advancements in technology, and teach them in school how to adapt to these realities. And are women more at risk globally of losing their jobs to automation than men? Yes, says a McKinsey Institute study. How will AI impact employment and economies? Experts everywhere are trying to predict what lies ahead for mankind at the hands of technology.

I was also struck this week by the ways the world’s children are leading positive change — three Nigerian schoolgirls who are on a mission to end child marriage in their country, and kids across cultures coming together on the football pitch to find commonalities despite their differences.

Here are my picks for the top Parenting for the Future stories this week:

8 Things Every School Must Do To Prepare For The 4th Industrial Revolution

As we usher in the 4th Industrial Revolution and adapt to a world driven by smart technologies and artificial intelligence, we must also adapt our educational system to prepare the next generation for fundamental changes in how we live and relate to one another.

Nearly 107 million women at risk of losing jobs globally as automation takes over: McKinsey Report

According to a McKinsey Global Institute research study entitled “The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation,” 107 million women across the world will be forced out of jobs despite occupying fewer automation-prone manufacturing occupations than men.

Artificial intelligence, the future of work, and inequality

Economists everywhere are trying to predict what the long-term effects of artificial intelligence will be on jobs and global economies.

Is technology key to improving global health and education, or just an expensive distraction?

One expert says technology could improve global health and education significantly, but only if the root cause of the problem is identified and targeted.

The Keys to Helping Kids Overcome Poverty

Is it better to be born rich or smart? According to Georgetown University professor Anthony P. Carnevale, wealth, not brains remains the strongest predictor of long-term educational and financial success.

These schoolgirls want an end to child marriage. So they’re fighting to change their country’s constitution

Meet three teenage girls tackling one of Nigeria’s biggest crises and setting the stage for others to follow.

Football for Friendship: “It’s a movement changing the minds of thousands

Football (soccer) is uniting kids from across cultures on the pitch and on shared values.