AI and job losses: How worried should we be?

OpenAI released a report that found at least 80% of the U.S. labor force could have at least 10% of their work-related tasks affected by the introduction of ChatGPT.

  • Another 19% of employees may see at least 50% of these work-related tasks impacted, with higher-income jobs potentially face the greatest exposure.
  • McKinsey Global Institute estimated that AI automation could take over 21.5% of the hours worked in the U.S. — and, with generative AI, nearly 30%.

According to an August 2023 poll, “generally,” 79% of Americans are worried about AI displacement – either “somewhat” or “very worried.”

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