IBM is also heavily automated

IBM is also heavily automated

2. May 2023 0 By Horst Buchwald

IBM is also heavily automated

New York, 5/2/2023

What happened: IBM CEO Arvind Krishna says the company will stop recruiting for certain positions that artificial intelligence (AI) could potentially replace in the next few years, focusing specifically on back-office functions like specific HR roles.

Krishna predicts that around 30% of those roles, which employ around 26,000 people at IBM, could be replaced by AI and automation within five years.

IBM’s move is significant as it highlights concerns about job losses due to the rapidly advancing technology of AI and automation in global job markets.

What the Numbers Say: According to a recent report by Goldman Sachs analysts, generative AI technologies could potentially automate 300 million full-time jobs, with two-thirds of jobs in the US and Europe likely to be impacted by some form of AI automation. However, the report’s authors also estimate that generative AI could lead to a “productivity boom” that could ultimately increase annual global GDP by an estimated 7% over a 10-year period.

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