The future of work tries to predict what will happen in tomorrow’s workforce for better planning and preparation today. Typically it looks at who does the work, when and where work is done, and the role of technology in how work is done.1
While Alelo’s conversational artificial intelligence fits nicely into the technology category for altering how training can be done in organizations, it also touches on the other categories. Alelo’s technology allows a more fluid workforce like gig workers, disadvantaged workers, flexible-schedule workers, and remote workers – the who, when, and where of work – to quickly learn skills through personalized training that would have been infeasible for most corporate budgets before AI.
Technology might be an obvious way Alelo contributes to the future of work. There are some unexpected ways, too:
Reskilling the Disadvantaged
As part of Team Dignified Work and a finalist in XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling, Alelo is committed to helping reskill 25,000 disadvantaged workers in the Future of Work Grand Challenge. “I was looking for something better in my life and found Alelo’s program on my Lyft platform. As I was scrolling through the program, I found Community Health Worker and said, ‘I can finally help people.’ I believe that’s my calling,” shared Thomas, a recent trainee in Alelo’s rapid reskilling program. There are other similar stories of how Alelo’s reskilling program has impacted lives.
Influencing the Influencers
Alelo’s CEO and founder, Dr. Lewis Johnson, will speak to leaders at the National Science Foundation in October 2022 where he will give two keynote talks at the Future of AI and Education workshop. Dr. Johnson regularly speaks at national conferences for AI, training, and education.
Shaping the Next Generation of Learning Architects
Alelo hosts interns from Boston College’s Master’s of Arts in Learning Engineering, a program developing students to become the architects of tomorrow’s learning experiences and technologies. “I highly recommend that other students shadow Alelo for practical experience in the learning sciences and for exposure to the collaborative work that goes into developing an interesting learning technology,” said Uhjin, one of last year’s interns.
Creating Awareness for AI in Education
Alelo has received accolades from the EdTech Awards, Learning Engineering Tools Competition, and the International E-Learning Awards in the last year, creating awareness for how AI can enrich the lives of learners everywhere and improve adult education for everyone.
Ultimately Alelo’s purpose is to apply its conversational AI technology to help organizations rapidly upskill and reskill a diverse and changing workforce. But being part of the dialogue and actions that are transforming the way learning is perceived is a role we gladly embrace.