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AI ‘risks up to eight million UK job losses with low-skilled worst hit’, report warns | Business News

AI ‘risks up to eight million UK job losses with low-skilled worst hit’, report warns | Business News

Up to eight million UK jobs are at risk from the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), according to a report warning that the low-skilled would be worst affected. The effects of generative AI are already being widely felt as 11% of tasks done by workers are currently exposed, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said. It said that back office, entry level and part-time jobs were at the highest risk of being disrupted during the so-called first wave, with women and young people the most likely to be affected as a result. But its analysis showed that as more employers integrate AI technology into their work processes, up to 59% of tasks would be hit without government intervention, leaving the low-skilled most exposed. The figure equated to 7.9 million roles, the report said, adding that such a shift would provide no benefit to gross domestic product (GDP). The authors described that as the “worst case scenario”. But they painted a more positive picture for the economy, and people, if the transition was effectively managed …