People are becoming more concerned about the possibility of various jobs being eliminated by advanced technology as a result of recent developments in artificial intelligence. According to a recent survey by the McKinsey Global Institute, the rise of automation and artificial intelligence will result in more women losing their employment by the end of the decade than men.
According to the survey, workplace automation and artificial intelligence will drive nearly eight in ten women to change jobs or go on to another organization.
Food services, customer service and sales, and office support are the sectors that automation is predicted to dwindle the most. Women occupy more low-paying occupations than males do in these industries, thus they are more likely to be impacted.
The paper notes that office support and customer service, which could lose around 3.7 million and 2.0 million jobs, respectively, by 2030, are fields where women are disproportionately represented. According to the survey, other low-paying positions, such as retail salespeople and cashiers, which are largely held by women, may also be impacted.
As a result, in order to advance to other roles and remain relevant in the workforce, women will need to broaden their skill sets. According to the survey, businesses should look for, select, and train candidates who have the aptitude to work alongside automation.
According to a Goldman Sachs research from March 2023, generative AI may affect up to 300 million employment. According to the paper, generative AI tools like ChatGPT could lead to a productivity boost over the following ten years since they can produce content and perform tasks that are very comparable to humans.