Join us in Venice, Italy for BOLD Awards 5th edition
Time's ticking! BOLD V submissions close in

How BOLD Crowdsourcing Measures Can Tackle Mass Unemployment

Bold crowdsourcing can tackle mass unemployment




In the seven years since I launched Crowdsourcing Week the Covid-19 pandemic is undoubtedly the biggest, and most awful global phenomenon. The pandemic lockdowns announced by most national governments meant the worldwide pool of available skilled labor grew virtually overnight, across all age groups. How has it affected you? Have your plans been put on hold, or do you see some opportunities opening up? Is it true that necessity is the mother of invention, and you are acquiring new workplace skills? Here is my look at some ways that crowdsourcing and crowd-based business models can support businesses and their stakeholders during the turmoil caused by this Covid pandemic.

Many futurists were already forecasting increasingly high levels of job losses due to the introduction of robotics and machine learning fuelled by artificial intelligence.  Workers performing repetitive tasks are reckoned to be the hardest hit. The UK innovation foundation Nesta previously forecast that up to 30% of existing jobs were at risk anyway, and the process is likely to accelerate as businesses carry out their enforced reviews of how to continue trading. Though the new jobs that don’t yet exist are also perhaps nearer.

We’re not talking about just warehouse shelf stacking and item retrieval, unmanned lawnmowers, flipping burgers, and laying bricks on construction sites. Legal searches, translation and transcription services, call center staff, bank tellers — all are at risk. The work least affected by artificial intelligence is creative, collaborative, utilizing a wide range of skills, and is flexible. That’s where people should increasingly look for opportunities, and what education should prepare more people for, according to Catalina Schveninger, who at the time was the Head of HR at UK-based online education platform FutureLearn. In a recent article we also took a look at the fast growth of the Skillshare platform that provides video guides for improving creative skills.

You can continue this article at where it was first published.

Epi Ludvik

Epi Ludvik

Epi Ludvik is the Founder & CEO of Crowdsourcing Week and BOLD Awards. In 2008, he created Ludvik + Partners - one of New York’s hottest boutique virtual ad agencies built on a 100% crowdsourcing model. Epi is one of the pioneers in the crowdsourcing ad space, an industry expert and thought leader in entertainment advertising - including public relations, event production, experiential marketing, consumer advertising and digital marketing. Epi earned a BS in Advertising & Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC and has been a serial entrepreneur since graduation. His varied and global experiences throughout his career have taken him across the US and Asia, where he honed his skills in advertising and media with high-profile clients and power brands.

Leave a Comment

Gala Dinner Tickets are €975 per seat which includes a 3-course dinner and drinks. A €50 deposit is required to reserve your seat(s) at the end of this form. The deposit is refundable if not selected to participate. If accepted, the deposit will be deducted from the ticket price.

To upgrade your existing ticket or transfer your ticket to another name, email



Boundless Ambition Unstoppable Drive

Let's make history together & be BOLD