The OECD recently announced that 27% of jobs in major countries depend on skills that can be easily automated in the AI revolution.
A major report on artificial intelligence (AI) and employment found that 27% of jobs could be at high risk of automation amid the AI revolution.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report also notes that high-skilled professions may be most at risk.
“While the adoption of AI in business remains relatively low, rapid progress, including in the field of generative AI (such as ChatGPT), cost reduction and an increase in the number of AI-savvy professionals suggest that OECD countries may be on the verge of an AI revolution.” . says in the report. Employment outlook 2023 organizations.
The OECD is a 38-member bloc that includes mostly wealthy countries such as the UK, Japan, Germany, the US, Australia, and Canada.
According to the OECD, AI is expected to have the greatest impact on high-skill jobs in areas such as medicine, law and finance, which could lead to major labor market disruptions.
“Professions in finance, medicine and law, which often require years of training and whose core roles rely on accumulated expertise to make decisions, could suddenly be at risk of being automated by AI,” he says at the OECD.
A survey conducted in 2022 by the OECD collected varying reactions from workers to the emergence of AI in the labor market.
The survey surveyed 5,300 employees from 2,000 manufacturing and financial sector companies in seven of 38 OECD countries.
The results showed that three out of five workers fear losing their jobs due to AI in the next 10 years.
Interestingly, despite fears of being fired, the study also shows that 63% of workers who integrated AI into their day-to-day tasks reported greater job satisfaction and enjoyment.
In addition, the majority of workers using AI reported improved performance and a positive impact on their mental health.
However, the Paris-based organization emphasizes that “urgent action” is needed to prepare for AI in the workplace.
“These rapid gains, combined with lower manufacturing costs and the adoption of these new technologies, suggest that OECD countries may be on the cusp of an AI revolution that could revolutionize jobs,” he said at the OECD.
The OECD has also stressed the importance of carefully monitoring data on the adoption of AI in the workplace and better understanding how it is expected to change, create or destroy jobs.