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Generative AI and jobs a global analysis of potential effects on job quantity and quality

Gmyrek, Pawel,, Berg, Janine, and Bescond, David,

ILO Working Papers from International Labour Organization

Abstract: This study assesses the potential global exposure of occupations to Generative AI, particularly GPT-4. It predicts that the overwhelming effect of the technology will be to augment occupations, rather than to automate them. The greatest impact is likely to be in high and upper-middle income countries due to a higher share of employment in clerical occupations. As clerical jobs are an important source of female employment, the effects are highly gendered. Insights from this study underline the need for proactive policies that focus on job quality, ensure fair transitions, and that are based on dialogue and adequate regulation.

Keywords: artificial intelligence; employment opportunity; working conditions; women workers; access to information technology; impact evaluation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 1 online resource (51 p.) pages
Date: 2023
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