Lord Puttnam said research showed worldwide revenue from jobs in creative industries now account for US$2250 billion, and the number of jobs in creative industries were rising at double the rate of jobs in other sectors.
One of the biggest waves of change the world is not ready for is artificial intelligence, which will have a radical, “transformative effect” on people’s lives , he said.
“At the moment we’re not living with intelligent AI, but soon we will be living with the implications of intelligent AI,” he said.
Quoting a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) a few months ago, the study reports that very few countries have begun to address the impact of living in a world of automation, leave alone the impact of automation (or machine learning) in education.
“What the Economist is saying is we’re not ready for the world that’s in the process of being created; and we won’t be ready until we alter and adjust our education systems,” said Lord Puttnam.