There are contrasting views on the likely impact and timing of AI's disruption of human jobs. Some consider an emergency response to be required to avoid a work shortage of significant proportions in the next decade while others believe that AI will naturally create new roles for humans thereby obviating the need for pre-emptive measures. 

Whatever the actual position, it appears sensible to hope for the best while planning for the worst and to consider what can be done to at least 'up-skill' the work force in those roles which will be most susceptible to automation. Other forward thinking measures are being explored and are considered in the attached article.