The research, published by the British newspaper

The Guardian

,

confirms the fears that led to seeking immediate protocols, triggering forums and organizing debates all over the world: the European Parliament, for example, has already approved a law on AI on March 13th. to ensure safety and respect for fundamental rights while promoting innovation.

In Britain, outside Europe after the Brexit referendum in June 2016, almost 8 million jobs could be lost to artificial intelligence in an

“EMPLOYMENT APOCALYPSE”

: women, younger workers and those with lower wages are most at risk from automation. The

Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

wrote it in black and white .

The report explains that, analyzing the worst case scenario, the most exposed jobs in the next 5 years would be entry-level, part-time and administrative jobs. The think tank has warned that the UK faces a “sliding doors” moment as an increasing number of businesses adopt generative artificial intelligence technologies – capable of reading and creating text, data and software code – to automate tasks daily in the workplace.

In reality, the automation process has already begun and currently the first wave of AI adoption is putting many jobs at risk as an increasing number of companies introduce the technology. However, a second wave could lead to the automation of more jobs amid rapid advances in artificial intelligence. 

Experts analyzed 22,000 activities in the economy covering every type of job, saying that 11% of the activities currently carried out by workers are at risk. This figure could, however, increase to 59%. Routine cognitive tasks, including database management, planning and inventory, are already at risk, with the potential to replace entry level and part-time jobs in secretarial work, administration and customer services. clients. However, the second wave of AI adoption could impact non-routine tasks involving database creation, copywriting and graphic design, which would affect increasingly high-paying jobs.

And

women

, according to the

'

Institute for Public Policy Research'

would be significantly more affected, since "they are more likely to work in the most exposed occupations, such as secretarial and administrative activities". 

The alarm has been raised and something can be done: the think tank said it is still not too late and government action could prevent the "jobs apocalypse" and help harness the power of artificial intelligence to spur growth. economic growth and raising living standards.