Artificial intelligence

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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

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

Artificial Intelligence – Creating both fear and hope among workers

What will be the effects of artificial intelligence on the workplace? Our survey respondents expect AI will have a large impact on the skills employees will need on the job. At the same time, they remain cautiously optimistic about AI’s overall effect on the workforce. Another year of AI experimentation and learning has left opinions … 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) – The three new categories of AI-driven business and technology jobs

The threat that automation will eliminate a broad swath of jobs, across the world economy is now well established. As artificial intelligence (AI) systems become ever more sophisticated, another wave of job displacement will almost certainly occur. It can be a distressing picture. But here’s what we’ve been overlooking: Many new jobs will also be … 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

HR / Artificial intelligence scans for recruitment data

ARTIFICAL intelligence technology is being used to deliver recruitment data that offers a more complete picture of the job market. Recruitment industry veteran Robert Olivier, who founded the former Olivier Internet Job Index, is using the United States-developed technology to analyse the Australian job market. “The thing that bothered me about my old approach was … Continue reading

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