The Resilience of Human Jobs in an AI Dominated Future

The Resilience of Human Jobs in an AI Dominated Future

Experts Address the Complexity of AI’s Impact on Employment

Despite the rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI), economists like Dr. Luo Jiacong assert that AI cannot fully replace human capabilities. Certain tasks still require the human touch. This becomes especially evident when reflecting upon the progress AI has made since its inception in the 1950s. Although originally confined to manufacturing processes, AI has now permeated many service industry roles that were traditionally human-to-human interactions.

In countries with advanced economies, a significant portion of the workforce is employed in the service sector; for instance, Hong Kong’s service industry accounts for over […]

Robots, Tools, and Jobs: Evidence from Brazilian Labor Markets

Robots, Tools, and Jobs: Evidence from Brazilian Labor Markets

Technological progress has drastically reduced the cost of automation, making it increasingly affordable to firms. For example, between 1995 and 2016, the price of industrial robots in Brazil decreased by 40 percent. This affordability has led to a surge in the adoption of robots in various industries. However, this trend has caused concern among economists and policymakers due to a growing body of evidence suggesting that automation may lead to job losses.

Nevertheless, technological progress has not only decreased the cost of labor‐​replacing machines, such as robots, but also has caused a rapid decrease in the cost of labor‐​complementing machines, […]

IMF Chief Signals AI as a ‘Tsunami’ in the Global Job Market

IMF Chief Signals AI as a ‘Tsunami’ in the Global Job Market

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, has drawn attention to the significant impact of artificial intelligence on the global workforce. Georgieva used a powerful metaphor, likening the effect to that of a massive tidal wave, to describe the rapid and forceful way AI technologies are transforming job sectors worldwide.

As this digital transformation continues to accelerate, Georgieva’s comments suggest that AI is reshaping the landscape of employment at an unprecedented pace. This phenomenon is not only introducing new opportunities and efficiencies but also posing challenges and disruptions to traditional job roles. It has sparked widespread discussions on […]

A rise in self-service technologies may cause a decline in our sense of community

A rise in self-service technologies may cause a decline in our sense of community

Public-facing automation, like self-service kiosks, reduce the chances we have to interact with other people. (Shutterstock) Automation, once hidden behind closed doors in factories, is increasingly moving into public view. Customers can pay for groceries or clothing at a self-checkout machine, order fast food from a touchscreen kiosk or even pickup coffee from a “ robo-café .”

These technologies, which substitute human contact for robot-based interactions, are examples of self-service technologies — innovative public-facing automation which “ enable customers to perform entire services on their own without direct assistance from employees .”

While self-service technologies have the potential to improve efficiency […]

How 10 AI-impacted jobs are projected to grow

How 10 AI-impacted jobs are projected to grow

Gorodenkoff // Shutterstock How 10 AI-impacted jobs are projected to grow

An employee uses a tablet computer in system control monitoring center.

The rise of artificial intelligence has inspired widespread fears that intelligent machines might displace human work. A 2021 report from the National Bureau of Economic Research found automation was responsible for 50-70% of the decline in U.S. wages since 1980.A 2022 Bureau of Labor Statistics report identified 10 occupations facing a high risk of automation —yet BLS data additionally shows approximately 447,000 new jobs will be created by 2032 in those same 10 occupations. Revelo used BLS data […]

How 10 AI-impacted jobs are projected to grow

How 10 AI-impacted jobs are projected to grow

Gorodenkoff // Shutterstock The rise of artificial intelligence has inspired widespread fears that intelligent machines might displace human work. A 2021 report from the National Bureau of Economic Research found automation was responsible for 50-70% of the decline in U.S. wages since 1980.

A 2022 Bureau of Labor Statistics report identified 10 occupations facing a high risk of automation —yet BLS data additionally shows approximately 447,000 new jobs will be created by 2032 in those same 10 occupations.

Revelo used BLS data to identify projected growth in each of these 10 occupations, compiling the updated employment projections for those jobs.Occupations […]

24/7: Work between meaning and imbalance

24/7: Work between meaning and imbalance

Nojus Drąsutis, The Pool Cleaners, Vilnius (still), 2017. From Labor in a Single Shot by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki, 2011. 24/7: Work between meaning and imbalance
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Kunsthaus Graz Lendkai 1 8020 Graz AustriaT +43 316 80179200 info@kunsthausgraz.at www.kunsthausgraz.at Opening: Tuesday, April 30th, 7 pmThe world of work has undergone profound transformation in modern society. In the age of 24/7 access on offer, traditional working hours have long ceased to be the norm. The way “flexibility” is understood has changed, even reversed. It is […]

Balancing Efficiency and Employment: Navigating the Impact of Technology on the Workforce

Balancing Efficiency and Employment: Navigating the Impact of Technology on the Workforce

Balancing Efficiency and Employment: Navigating the Impact of Technology on the Workforce

Daniel CF Ng

· Follow 3 min read·7 hours ago The relentless march of technology, driven by the pursuit of efficiency and productivity, has long been hailed as a catalyst for economic growth and innovation. However, this progress often comes at a cost, particularly in the realm of employment. As machines become increasingly capable of performing tasks once reserved for humans, the specter of job displacement looms large. This report delves into the complex dilemma posed by the tension between technological advancement and employment, exploring the […]

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Title: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Employment: Balancing Automation and Human Dignity Introduction: The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the workplace has brought about unprecedented levels of automation, efficiency, and productivity. However, the ethical implications of AI in employment raise complex questions about job displacement, economic inequality, and the dignity of workers. In this essay, we explore the ethical considerations surrounding AI in employment, examining the challenges and opportunities for ensuring that automation is aligned with principles of human dignity, fairness, and social justice. Job Displacement and Economic Impact: One of the primary ethical concerns associated […]

“Backward Communities unite and Resist BJP and it’s Crony Corporates”

“Backward Communities unite and Resist BJP and it’s Crony Corporates”

“Backward Communities unite and Resist BJP and it’s Crony Corporates” 1 The BJP governments’ aggressive push for privatisation, corporatisation, automation etc – what they call ‘economic reforms’ – is rapidly undoing the meagre gains made by backward communities in recent decades. The electoral bonds scam has clearly revealed, these policies are shaped for the benefit of corporations, the overwhelming majority of them run by savarnas.

Important research findings all Indian citizens must pay heed to:

Corporate India is a savarna club: A study by Swadeshi Andolan revealed that not a single SC or ST person is present on […]