OECD warns of the consequences of automation for jobs13. July 2023
OECD warns of the consequences of automation for jobs
New York, July 12, 2023
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned that over 25% of jobs in its member countries could easily be automated by AI in the future.
According to the OECD Jobs Outlook 2023, jobs most at risk of automation account for an average of 27% of the labor force, with Eastern European countries particularly at risk. According to AI experts, jobs were considered risky if 25 out of 100 of their skills were easily automatable.
Automation will take over some tasks. According to another 2022 OECD survey, three in five workers fear AI will make them redundant within the next decade. However, the same survey found that two-thirds of workers already using AI said automation made their jobs less dangerous or repetitive.
OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann said governments have a responsibility to develop policies and help employees prepare for the changes coming from AI. Meanwhile, policies like minimum wages, collective bargaining and government regulations could help mitigate the negative impact of AI on workers and wages, according to the OECD.