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The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2020: Global Talent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The first edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) was published in November 2013, capitalizing on INSEAD’s successful experience in developing two other major Global Indices on Innovation (GII) and Global Information Technology (GITR). Given the vital importance of talent for prosperity, the ambition of GTCI is to be an action tool for continuous improvement in linking talent to economic development, and an instrument to stimulate dialogue between governments, businesses, academia, professionals and their associations, and citizens. Addressing the theme of Global Talent in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, this seventh edition of GTCI explores how the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not only changing the nature of work but also forcing a re-evaluation of workplace practices, corporate structures and innovation ecosystems. As machines and algorithms continue to affect a multiplicity of tasks and responsibilities and almost every job gets reinvented, the right talent is required not only to carry out new responsibilities and ways to work, but also to capture value from this transformative technology. This topic stands at the heart of the debate in this era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution as AI has become a game-changer in every industry and sector. Current education and skills acquisition will be transformed as well, implying that formal and informal learning structures must evolve to meet the needs created by this very same AI-driven world. Which companies, cities or countries are best positioned to benefit from the AI revolution? How can we guarantee that a joint effort be made to ensure that AI-driven increased productivity benefits society as a whole?

Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy