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We asked OPEN AI about its impact on global unemployment and it responded.

We ask the potential culprit or perhaps the potential solver about the impact of artificial intelligence on global unemployment, focusing on receiving an answer that allows us to predict how its same technology could affect humanity. All this taking into account that robotics, automation and digitization were already playing a worrying role in the evolutionary projections of human work even long before the pandemic.

During April 2018, the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) published an article entitled: "The future of work. The dangers of automation, artificial intelligence and technological advances." In January 2019, the McKinsey Global Institute published a report that could be frightening for many, it states "Up to 800 million jobs would be covered by robots in 2030." If we combine this data with the data in Latin America taking into account the report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) published during the year 2021 which states that "28 million Latin Americans who still have a job cannot support their family every month" so we really should worry but today we will let the same technology which already We are immersed, answer us.

We cannot continue without first remembering that this year 2023 is already surprising us with the first 100% automated McDonald's operated by robots that even perform all the cleaning, delivery and delivery tasks; Also this year for the first time, a Robot endowed with artificial intelligence will defend a human in a trial that will take place this coming February thanks to a bot from a company that was nicknamed "DoNotPay" which practically translates into "Don't pay". Thus, innumerable new news hand in hand and as a consequence of the global technological acceleration, and yes, all this while technologies such as Amazon announce the dismissal of 18 thousand collaborators, Mark Zuckerberg announces that Meta (owner of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp), will execute cutting 11,000 jobs, representing 13% of its workforce. The list of companies that are cutting payrolls also includes Stripe, Snap, Netflix, Coinbase, Robinhood, Peloton, Lyft among other large ones.

Now, what does artificial intelligence think about all this? We asked OPEN AI through the GPT Chat, a company founded by Elon Musk together with Sam Altman that if they did not know, he is the former president of one of the most powerful Startup accelerators globally Y Combinator, to this we must add that Microsoft has an investment offer for 10 BILLION dollars considering the key company for the future. Anyway, we asked this spectacular artificial intelligence about its impact on global unemployment and it answered, here we bring some of its most impressive answers as well as answers that technology itself inclines in its favor.

The first question we asked him was this: Will robots, digitization and automation increase global unemployment in the coming years?


"Automation, robotics, and digitization have had a significant impact on the global economy in recent decades, and that impact is expected to continue well into the future. Automation and robotics have allowed companies to increase efficiencies and reduce labor costs, leading to the relocation or elimination of certain jobs."

"Automation is expected to continue to change the way many tasks are performed in a variety of industries, which could lead to an increase in unemployment in some areas. However, automation and digitization are also expected to create new jobs in areas such as software development, artificial intelligence, and data analysis. Therefore, the net impact of automation on global unemployment is complex and difficult to predict with any certainty."

We couldn't stay with just that answer and we were insistent. We asked: Ok, but tell us more. Do you think artificial intelligence will increase global unemployment in the short term? and this was his response:

"Artificial intelligence (AI) is an emerging technology that has the potential to automate a wide variety of tasks and processes in different industries. Like automation and robotics, AI can also replace certain jobs, which could lead to a rise in unemployment in some areas. However, it can also create new jobs in areas like software development, data analysis, and AI research."

"In terms of how AI will affect global unemployment in the near term, there are many uncertainties and disagreements among experts. Some argue that AI will have a limited impact on unemployment in the short term due to the complexity of implementing the technology across a variety of industries. Others argue that AI can quickly replace workers in a variety of fields, which could lead to a significant increase in unemployment in a relatively short time."

"Some studies suggest that automation could replace millions of workers around the world in the coming decades, while others suggest that the impact will be less."

Let's say that the answers are humanly predictable, but without a doubt they lean towards an unprecedented global problem. To conclude, we wanted to see if the same artificial intelligence has potential solutions to avoid unemployment for the next 10 years and although the first answer was "An error occurred ." We insisted formulating the question in a less forceful way and he responded by expressing a list practically creating an intention of law, from the list these are the most outstanding and we give a point in favor to artificial intelligence for expressing something against it as it is expressed at the last point:

  1. Training and continuing education: It is important that people acquire the necessary skills for the jobs of the future. This includes technical skills, such as programming and data analysis, as well as soft skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving.

  2. Investment in research and development: Investing in research and development in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and robotics, can help create new jobs in these areas.

  3. Support for small businesses: Small businesses are a key driver for job creation, so it is important that policies are promoted that help small businesses grow and create jobs.

  4. Promotion of entrepreneurship: Fostering entrepreneurship and innovation can help generate new jobs and economic sectors.

  5. Social protection and redistribution policies: The government can implement social protection programs and redistribution policies to mitigate the impact of automation on the unemployed.

  6. Regulation on automation: It is important to note that regulation on automation, especially on labor issues, may be necessary to protect workers from the negative impacts of automation.

Finally, let him give us a summary, we ask him to simplify the solution for us and he expressed this:

"It is important to note that there is no single solution to address employment challenges in the context of automation and artificial intelligence. A combination of measures and a comprehensive approach is probably the most effective. In addition, it is important to work collaboratively among individuals, businesses, governments, and other organizations to identify and address future employment challenges."

By Adriano Iorio (Socialneed Team) joint to Open AI

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