AI to Partially Automate a Few Jobs, Not Substitute Humans


AI to Partially Automate a Few Jobs : the introduction of AI to the world was not only revolutionary but also a threat to the entire humankind because of its capability to replace humans from their jobs and do it more efficiently. According to the UN’s recent Reports, They will not replace humans at their jobs but will alternate the approach to that work. The study says,

“Therefore, the greatest impact of this technology is likely to not be job destruction but rather the potential changes to the quality of jobs, notably work intensity and autonomy,” 

In 2022, OpenAI was the one who brought the revolution in technology by introducing artificial intelligence technology and launching an AI chatbot called ChatGPT. The technology itself was very enthusiastic and new for all the technogeeks around the globe, but at the same time, it was scary for many due to its dark side, including Elon Musk. 

A new study by the United Nations’ International Labour Organization says that it will change the way we work and will not replace humans. It is said that the preponderance of jobs and industries will ‘partially be exposed to automation’.

As we are already aware, not all the roles can be accomplished by them, except for some duties in the field like administration, customer service, data management, and a few others. Total employment in high-income countries will have a risk of 5.5%, and in low-income countries will have a risk of 0.4% of being partially automated, according to estimations in the report. 

The CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman, was interviewed by The Atlantic in which he said “Jobs are definitely going to go away, full stop.”  He further added, “We could have gone off and just built this in our building here for five more years and we would have had something jaw-dropping,” because the public would not have been ready,

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Update on AI –

The majority of companies are “more likely to be complemented rather than substituted by the latest wave of Generative AI, such as ChatGPT.”, said ILO. The study also stated that the jobs of women and clerical will be more affected than men. Lastly, the countries need to improvise their policies to help their citizens.

ILO said, “Without proper policies in place, there is a risk that only some of the well-positioned countries and market participants will be able to harness the benefits of the transition, while the costs to affected workers could be brutal.” 

AI is an uprising technology that may or may not be a threat to humans but we should be prepared for all the scenarios by emphasising on our work structure by implementing supportive policies for the same. 

This write-up was intended to enlighten you about the UN’s new study about people’s concerns about threatening human jobs; we hope that it was helpful. For any queries and suggestions, please do comment down below.  

Aanchal Das

Aanchal is a family-oriented person who loves to spend time with her family. Her reserved demeanour allows her to reflect deeply on her thoughts and make well-thought-out decisions. She profoundly loves diplomatic studies and wishes to explore more about diverse cultures and languages worldwide. In her spare time, she reads or writes poetry prompts in her journal.

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