The European Employment and Social Rights Forum brought together business leaders, academics, trade union leaders, and policymakers to discuss how AI is changing the world of work. (Photo: European Employment and Social Rights Forum)
Listen to article Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform economies and increase global GDP by trillions of euros over the next 10 years. At the same time, AI technologies present significant new challenges for workers’ rights, including new forms of automation, workplace surveillance, and discrimination.
Labor disputes are already impacted by developments of AI in the workplace. For example, IndustriALL Europe has called […]
Digital workers The entertainment industry has long churned out movies and television shows about machines equipped with artificial intelligence taking over—and destroying—humanity. But this past July, when actress Fran Drescher told the crowd at a press conference that “we are all going to be in jeopardy of being replaced by machines,” it was not part of a science fiction script.
Drescher, who is also president of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, was announcing the beginning of the union’s long-anticipated strike. SAG-AFTRA was joining the Writers Guild of America—an organization of unions representing writers in film, […]
How Are AI and Robotics Redefining Productivity? Adopting new technologies like AI and robots can drastically shift an organization’s processes from top to bottom. Wharton professor Lynn Wu joins Eric Bradlow, vice dean of Analytics at Wharton, to discuss how automation and artificial intelligence impact physical labor, productivity, and human resources. This interview is part of a special 10-part series called “AI in Focus.”
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Eric Bradlow : Welcome, everyone, to the Wharton Sirius XM podcast series on artificial intelligence, sponsored by Analytics at Wharton, and AI at Wharton. […]
Any decision to use artificial intelligence to augment or automate work is not an inherent feature … [+] Much of the discussion around artificial intelligence (AI) has focused on the destructive impact it may have on employment. Understandably, there’s a lot of worry about using AI to automate jobs rather than support human workers, thus replacing people and leaving them unemployed. However, if AI often generates excessive optimism and hype, it can also give way to excessive pessimism.
For a more evidence-backed reaction, it’s important to keep in mind that any decision to augment or automate work is not necessarily […]
The primary purpose of education is to empower graduates for jobs. Hence, the higher the education level, the more the employability should have been the natural outcome. Ironically, the reality is the opposite in less-developed countries. According to media reports, the unemployment rate among educated youths is the highest in Bangladesh. Over the last five years, graduate unemployment has doubled. A similar situation is observed in India and many other less-developed countries. For example, according to media reports, over 80 per cent of engineering graduates in India are failing to get engineering jobs-creating a syndrome of jobless graduates and […]
The ‘next big thing’ brings challenges, questions
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is undoubtedly one of the most transformative technological advancements of our time. From self-driving cars to personalized recommendations, AI has made its presence felt in almost every aspect of our lives.
While the potential benefits are numerous, it is imperative to recognize and address the inherent dangers and risks associated with AI. In this article, we delve into the potential perils of AI and why a cautious approach is essential in its development and deployment. Job displacement One of the most immediate and tangible concerns surrounding AI is the potential […]
Workplace expert and author on how AI and ChatGPT will supercharge our workplace humanity In the ever-evolving landscape of the modern workplace, few voices are as forward-thinking and perceptive as Canadian author Cheryl Cran. With a finger firmly on the pulse of digital transformation and its implications, Cran offers a unique vantage point on the much-discussed hybrid work mode.
"Hybrid. It’s a term that’s tossed around boardrooms and virtual meetings, but what does it truly represent?” asks Cran. “For many, it symbolizes the bridge between yesteryears’ work culture and tomorrow’s vision.
“It’s a pretty big question when you think about it. […]
Oxford professors who published a seminal 2013 paper warning of widespread occupational displacement now say the impacts will instead be strike action and wage depression Sarote pruksachat/rambo182 Getty The limits of generative AI mean the technology is not likely to displace jobs in a widespread manner, according to research from two Oxford University artificial intelligence and automation experts, revising predictions made by the pair 10 years ago.
The paper, Generative AI and the future of work: a reappraisal , said AI would instead likely impact wage differentials, productivity and strike action.
The research was conducted by University of Oxford professors Carl […]
Machines make producing average content easier, conclude the two academics
image: Dan Williams TEN YEARS ago we published a paper, “The Future of Employment”, highlighting how artificial intelligence (AI) was broadening the scope of what computers could do, and so broadening the possibilities for automation. The prevailing narrative at the time was that the era of the “average” worker was ending, with machines progressively replacing routine and administrative jobs. Highly skilled professionals were the ones reaping the benefits, as computers made them more productive and enabled them to sell their services locally and around the world. A decade on, […]
People who work from home are most at risk of losing their jobs to artificial intelligence (AI), Oxford academics have warned.
Professors Carl-Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne, both of Oxford University, warned in a draft paper that “remote” tasks that could be done outside of the office were the easiest to automate.
Prof Frey said: “It now looks like AI may be able to replace human labour in many virtual settings , meaning that if a task can be done remotely, it can also be potentially automated.”Office-based workers are harder to replace because AI struggles to replicate the value of a […]