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Does Artificial Intelligence threaten decent work?19 July 2023
Technological innovation has been shaping the world of work since before the invention of the wheel. But the issue has taken on a new urgency with the rise of AI or Artificial Intelligence. In particular with the launch of ChatGPT, a form of generative AI that, through machine learning, is able to generate a wide range of visual and written content.
While AI has actually been with us for decades, in one form or another, commentators are divided on the effects this new generation of generative AI could have. Some predict it could destroy tens of millions of jobs and even threaten human civilization itself, while others believe it will help workers by taking over more mundane or unpleasant tasks. So how can we ensure that AI supports rather than undermines progress towards poverty reduction, equity, decent work and social justice?