Webinar Schedule 2024

Artificial Intelligence: Implications for the Future of Work


In the forthcoming webinar, Mr. Melina will present the IMF working paper, focusing on Gen-AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work (authors: Mauro Cazzaniga, Florence Jaumotte, Longji Li, Giovanni Melina, Augustus J Panton, Carlo Pizzinelli, Emma J Rockall, Marina Mendes Tavares). 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to reshape the global economy, especially in the realm of labor markets. Advanced economies will experience the benefits and pitfalls of AI sooner than emerging market and developing economies, largely due to their employment structure focused on cognitive-intensive roles. There are some consistent patterns concerning AI exposure, with women and college-educated individuals more exposed but also better poised to reap AI benefits, and older workers potentially less able to adapt to the new technology. Labor income inequality may increase if the complementarity between AI and high-income workers is strong, while capital returns will increase wealth inequality. However, if productivity gains are sufficiently large, income levels could surge for most workers. In this evolving landscape, advanced economies and more developed emerging markets need to focus on upgrading regulatory frameworks and supporting labor reallocation, while safeguarding those adversely affected. Emerging market and developing economies should prioritize developing digital infrastructure and digital skills.

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Course Details

Start: 20240325Mar 25
End: 20240325Mar 25

Language: English

Sponsoring Organization: IMF

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Application Deadline: March 24, 2024

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