Here Come The Robots: Key Insights on Automation from the 5th ASEAN Japan Workshop
Will robots steal our jobs in the near future? According to PwC, a global consultancy firm, nearly 40% of jobs could soon be automated. But is that really such a bad thing? According to Atty. Paolo Villonco, CEO of Ignition Venture Studio, “Where most see displacement, we see opportunity.”
Since the dawn of automation, robots have been taking over menial, repetitive jobs. This has and will continue to influence employment, but it will never be the ultimate driving force that will define the future of jobs.
Automation should not be perceived as a threat but as an opportunity to push the boundaries of creativity. Robots are merely an instrument that helps enable humanity to fulfill its purpose — to continue to create, disrupt, and pursue revolutionary ideas that will change the world.
The annual ASEAN-Japan Workshop, led by the Science and Technology in Society (STS), is founded on a similar premise — to inspire and foster partnerships and opportunities to accelerate innovation through tech.
One of the main goals of this year’s ASEAN-Japan Workshop is to pave the way for the seamless integration of technology and humanity. How, you ask? That’s where Ignition comes in.
“I was invited to speak to you today about the future of work from the unique perspective of a founder and operator of a Venture Studio,” said Atty. Paolo Villonco.
Ignition Venture Studio: Closing the gap between Humanity and technology
The mission of Ignition: To help entrepreneurs develop tech that will help humanity reach its full potential. We believe in developing tech startups with the passion and vision to launch revolutionary tech ideas that will help rather than hamper humanity.
Ignition Venture Studio enables such tech startups by providing them with affordable office space solutions, mentorship, innovation programs, local and global matchmaking opportunities, professional financial and regulatory compliance advisory services.
Ignition Venture Studio also plays an important role in creating a thriving community of thought leaders and entrepreneurs. According to Atty. Paolo Villonco, “Among our community of entrepreneurs are Robbie Antonio founder and CEO of Revolution Pre-Crafted – the first Filipino Unicorn startup which aims to help solve the global housing problem and Stephanie Sy the founder and CEO of Thinking Machines – the First Filipino to be recognized by Forbes Asia 30 under 30 for technology, particularly machine learning or AI.”
From Ignition’s unique perspective as a Venture Studio, it sees up-close how technology can:
- Liberate humans from repetitive, mundane tasks and allow for humanity to go beyond the current limits of innovation and achieve the impossible
- Develop human resources to do better and greater things
- Allow for machines and humans to collaborate in a more intimate way
- Unlock and dedicate our human resources to focus on pursuing tech for the social good
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