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UN: adoption of AI technologies is more likely to increase employment than to decrease it

08/22/2023 - 11:20

The majority of employment can only be partially mechanized, according to experts.

Josh Baxt
Josh Baxt
There is a greater likelihood of increased employment globally rather than decreased employment with the advent of generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology, states a report released in Geneva by the International Labor Organization (ILO), a specialized UN agency.

According to the experts, "Generative Artificial Intelligence will numerically increase rather than eliminate jobs." They claim that most tasks can only be automated in part. The report stresses that "thus, the greatest impact of this technology is likely to be in the potential change in their quality, especially with regard to the intensity and autonomy of work," rather than in the removal of jobs.

The International Labor Organization (ILO) highlighted that the majority of employment in this sector are most vulnerable to being replaced by generative AI, with over 25% of clerical positions deemed "highly vulnerable" in the research.