AI Set to Disrupt UK Job Market: Women, Young and Part-Time Workers at Risk

Artificial Intelligence (AI) threatens to eliminate nearly 8 million jobs in the UK within the next five years.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has predicted that AI could eliminate nearly eight million jobs in the United Kingdom over the next five years. This report highlights that women, young, and part-time workers would be the most affected by automation. Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has also supported this prediction, warning of the disruptive force of AI during an AI security summit.

The IPPR study analyzed 22,000 different jobs across various sectors and identified that the first wave of AI could endanger jobs in areas like administration, secretarial work, and customer service. The second wave, expected within three to five years, could potentially displace up to 7.9 million jobs.

To mitigate job losses and boost the economy, the IPPR calls for an industrial strategy that focuses on job creation with incentives like tax exemptions, regulatory changes, and subsidies for job training in AI. The UK government has allocated funds to explore the potential of AI in various sectors but critics argue that a more decisive approach is needed to address the challenges posed by new technology.

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