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Prime Minister urged to prepare for retraining of personnel in connection with robotization

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on the eve of the Open Innovations forum that it is necessary to prepare for a serious retraining of people in connection with robotization.

The head of government noted that one of the challenges that society will soon face is the transformation of the labor market due to robotization.

“It is clear that there are already many robots, about 2.5 million robots are working in the world. Basically – in individual countries that have made a choice for themselves and which are technologically and financially prepared for this. This is Korea, Germany, Singapore. The employment rate in these countries is high. Nevertheless, we must prepare for a serious retraining of people” – the prime minister said.

According to Dmitry Medvedev, society needs to train specialists who are able to work with automation technologies, robots.

“Low-skilled labor should ultimately go to robots, and people should have the so-called soft skills, that is, creative thinking, the ability to quickly solve problems. Perhaps this is the biggest difficulty” – the official website of the Government of the Russian Federation quotes Dmitry Medvedev.