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AI is a threat to 40% of jobs around the world, warns IMF - Tech & Science Daily podcast

The IMF says AI’s impact will be even greater for countries with more developed economies, with around 60 per cent of roles potentially affected. (PA Wire)
The IMF says AI’s impact will be even greater for countries with more developed economies, with around 60 per cent of roles potentially affected. (PA Wire)

The International Monetary Fund’s warning artificial intelligence is set to impact 40 per cent of jobs worldwide and worsen inequality.

The IMF says AI’s impact will be even greater for countries with more developed economies, with around 60 per cent of roles potentially affected.

Its new report adds that while about half of workers will benefit from the integration of AI, which may boost productivity, the remainder could see lower salaries, fewer available positions for humans - and in some cases jobs that simply no longer exist.

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