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803 Why You Need to Welcome AI Agents to Your Team

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Wednesday, December 6

Are you ready to welcome artificially intelligent agents to your team? An “intelligence augmentation” (IA) economy is replacing the knowledge economy. In it the work and learning experiences of humans will be shared with AI agents. AI will become a member of the team, and we will continuously learn from each other. Just like the industrial economy and service economies before it, the IA economy will fundamentally change the nature of work, what people need to learn, and what learning looks like. Does your organization have strategies and tools to adapt L&D to this new age of human-machine productivity?

This session explores skills and mindsets your L&D team and organization can adopt to reposition and realign to the realities of the emerging IA economy. The hybrid session will provide some anchoring insights and then engage participants in dynamic and engaging discussion. We’ll discuss strategies that organizations may use to move to more agile approaches that welcome automated intelligent agents for a more innovative and productive workforce. We’ll discuss new paradigms for learning in the flow of work and co-learning across organizations and teams. We’ll discuss the jobs to skills trend and what that means for HR and talent development leaders. You’ll leave the session with new insights and access to an online reference with links resources for deeper investigation and practical tools for modernizing your organization for the emerging changes in the nature of working and learning.

In this session you will learn:

  • How CTDOs and companies can respond to the changing nature of work and productivity
  • Team-based and AI-enhanced models that support learning in the flow of work
  • Insights into the shift from job-based to skills-based and what it means for L&D
  • New models for co-learning and co-working that take advantage of emerging artificially intelligent co-workers and co-creators and practical take-away tools for navigating the change

Jim Goodell

Director of Innovation


Jim Goodell, director of innovation at Quality Information Partners, is editor of Learning Engineering Toolkit. He helps lead the US Department of Education- sponsored Common Education Data Standards and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s T3 Innovation Network. He is chair of the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee, chairs the IEEE Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering Competencies, Curriculum, and Credentials SIG, and serves on the IC Industry Consortium for Learning Engineering Steering Committee.

J.J. Walcutt

Scientist, Innovator, Author

SAIC / Clay Strategic Designs

Dr. J.J. Walcutt is a scientist, innovator, and learning engineer specializing in talent development and strategic reform across education, military, and government. She served as the director of innovation at the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative under the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as a Human Innovation Fellow under the Office of Personnel Management. During her tenure in the government, she helped define the interoperable digital backbone required for training, education, and talent development across the military, intelligence, and greater security sector. She was an international keynote speaker as a US Delegate to NATO, Partnership for Peace.