AI ‘apocalypse’ could take away almost 8M jobs in UK, says report

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) report warns that almost 8 million jobs in the UK could be lost to AI, with women, younger workers, and lower-wage earners most at risk.

Entry-level, part-time, and administrative jobs are particularly vulnerable to automation under a worst-case scenario for AI adoption.

The report highlights the risks associated with the first and second waves of AI adoption, impacting routine and non-routine tasks across different job sectors.

It emphasizes the need for government intervention to prevent a ‘jobs apocalypse’ and to harness AI’s potential for economic growth and improved living standards.

The report suggests that crucial decisions need to be made now to manage the impact of AI on the workforce effectively.


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