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AI and Jobs – No clear relationship but AI is linked to higher employment growth in IT occupations

Recent years have seen impressive advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and this has stoked renewed concern about the impact of technological progress on the labour market, including on worker displacement. This paper looks at the possible links between AI and employment in a cross-country context. It adapts the AI occupational impact measure developed by Felten, … Continue reading

AI Skills – 150 000 AI-related job postings in the US in 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping economies and societies. While often in their infancy and with much potential to be fulfilled, AI technologies promise to overhaul production by improving efficiency, reducing costs, multiplying product and service offerings, and supporting decision-making, among others. As AI permeates economies and societies, it nevertheless raises questions and fuels anxieties, including … Continue reading

Global views on AI and Job Automation – Mixed survey finds

As artificial intelligence (AI) plays a growing role in the everyday lives of people around the world, views on AI’s impact on society are mixed across 20 global publics, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. A median of about half (53%) say the development of artificial intelligence, or the use of computer systems … Continue reading

New Technologies and Artificial intelligence – How they are transforming tasks : analyzing 170 million online job postings

Technology has long brought change to the nature of work, and to the skills required for the most desirable, best-paying jobs. But until recently, new technology – even robotics – has tended to mean automating repetitive or arduous tasks, while often leading to new types of tasks for workers. The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) … Continue reading

Future of Work and Anxiety in Canada – Who is fearful of automation ?

Who is fearful of automation and what do they want politicians to do about it? This paper finds a correlation between Canadians’ fear of job losses from automation and populist and nativist views—but also that Canadians favour traditional government policy approaches to job disruption, such as retraining, more than radical measures such as reducing immigration. … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – It will challenge economists in coming years

After a number of AI-winters, AI is back with a boom. There are concerns that it will disrupt society. The immediate concern is whether labor can win a ‘race against the robots’ and the longer-term concern is whether an artificial general intelligence (super-intelligence) can be controlled. This paper describes the nature and context of these … Continue reading

The Future of Work – Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacts on learning, teaching, and education

At the November 2017 Gothenburg Summit, the Commission presented the Communication ‘Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture’, that set out a vision for a European Education Area and announced a dedicated Digital Education Action Plan, which aims to foster digital skills and competences for all citizens. The Action Plan focuses on implementation and the … Continue reading

AI, Robotics and Automation Technologies – The impact on professions and society and the role of HR and L&D professionals

What is the impact of AI, robotics, and automation technologies on relevant professions and society? There are potentially significant social impacts related to the increasing work-related use of AI, advanced robots and cognitive computing – one of which is on employment levels. However, opinion is divided on this topic, ranging from those who predict large-scale … Continue reading

AI impact on Jobs in US – Brookings survey finds worries

To examine attitudes towards AI, researchers at the Brookings Institution undertook an online national survey of 1,535 adult Internet users between May 9 and May 11, 2018. There has been considerable controversy over the workforce impact of AI and whether it will create new jobs or reduce the number of jobs. When asked about the … Continue reading

The Future of Work – Artificial Intelligence (AI) won’t replace most jobs but people using it are starting to replace people who don’t

As AI is increasingly applied to knowledge work, a significant shift will likely take place in the workplace, affecting many jobs in the Western middle class. Contrary to recent dire predictions about AI’s effect on employment, our survey suggests cautious optimism. Most respondents, for example, do not expect that AI will lead to a reduction … Continue reading

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Jobs – Far from killing the jobs of knowledge workers, this tends to free them up to do what they are paid for

“Knowledge work, for the first time, can be produced at volume from NLG-AI systems,” Gould says. “Far from killing the jobs of knowledge workers, this tends to free them up to do what they are paid to do—innovate, model, refine, and improve on the expertise of their business.” “Far from killing the jobs of knowledge … Continue reading

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