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

The report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) predicts that AI could eliminate nearly eight million jobs in the UK over the next five years. According to Elon Musk, women, young and part-time workers are likely to be the most affected by automation. Carsten Jung, an economist at IPPR, emphasizes that generative AI has the potential to transform the labor market and economy.

The 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. The report outlines potential scenarios ranging from total job disruption to an increase in GDP with the incorporation of generative AI. To mitigate job losses and boost the economy, 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. As other countries like EU and US take proactive steps, there is a growing urgency for UK to respond effectively to impact of AI on labor market. In addition to this discussion on AI and automation, there are additional articles listed on various topics such as innovative sermons by Pastor Mike Todd, Hozier’s song “Take Me to Church,”

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