Intelligence artificial (IA) is often at the center of heated debates regarding its impact on the labor market. While some see it as a threat to human occupation, a recent study ofInternational Labor Organization (ILO) offers a more optimistic outlook. According to research, generative AI actually could create more jobs than it destroys. How is it possible?
Don't worry about artificial intelligence which will create more jobs than it destroys
We had some talked about some time ago but now, thanks to this document, we want to treat the subject in another light. The ILO recently released a study titled "Generative AI and Jobs," which examines in detail how generative AI could affect different industries. The report is as revolutionary as it is challenge the common narrative that sees AI as a threat to employment. According to the study, most industrial sectors are only partially exposed to automation.
This means that instead of completely replacing human workers, advanced technologies such as GPT and Bard are integrated into existing work processes. This integration could lead to an increase in productivity, quality of work and, ultimately, the creation of new jobs.
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One of the most interesting aspects of the study is the analysis of the impact of generative artificial intelligence on men and women. Women are often over-represented in office jobs and in sectors such as healthcare and education. This could lead to more exposure to automation for female employment. However, the report suggests that with the right policies, such as training and retraining programmes, this imbalance could be mitigated, providing opportunities for both men and women in the labor market of the future.
The ILO also looked at how automation and artificial intelligence could inaffect countries at different levels of economic development. Interestingly, while in high-income countries around 5,5% of total employment may be at risk, in low-income countries the number drops to 0,4%. This suggests that with the right policies and investments, developing countries could indeed greatly benefit from this new wave of technological innovation.. AI could, for example, help to bridging the technology gap and offer new opportunities for economic development.
AI and the work ethic
While AI offers enormous potential, it is crucial to also consider the implications ethical of its use. From protecting personal data to transparency in automated decisions, it is essential that AI is implemented responsibly. Organizations must be transparent about how they use AI and ensure that automated decisions are balanced and free from bias. Furthermore, it is crucial that workers are involved in the decision making process related to the implementation of AI, to ensure that the technology is used so that it benefits everyone.
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The ILO report serves as an important one wake-up call for policy makers, companies and workers. It underlines the importance of well-designed policies that can manage the transition to a more automated world in an equitable and sustainable way. In an age where technology advances by leaps and bounds, it is vital that all sectors of society work together to ensure that artificial intelligence is an ally rather than an adversary in the context of the labor market.
In short, don't worry. While it is true that artificial intelligence will lead some professions to disappear, on the other hand it is true that these figures can (and it has always happened, after each revolution) specialize in others sectors. Furthermore, let us remember that AI is a tool in the hands of man and not vice versa. As such it must be controlled and developed by us and not the other way around.