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IBM: AI Will Change Every Job and Increase Demand for Creative Skills


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Artificial intelligence is likely to change how every job is performed, eliminating work related to repetitive tasks but increasing the need for creative thinkers, according to a new study.

"The Future of Work: How New Technologies Are Transforming Tasks," released this week by the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, found signs that AI is beginning to slowly redefine the nature of tasks performed in certain jobs as automation gains ground.

"As new technologies continue to scale within businesses and across industries, it is our responsibility as innovators to understand not only the business process implications, but also the societal impact," said Martin Fleming, vice president and chief economist of IBM, in a statement. "To that end, this empirical research from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab sheds new light on how tasks are reorganizing between people and machines as a result of AI and new technologies."

With the rise of AI and automation, there has been growing debate and anxiety about how these trends will disrupt current job markets. The IBM-MIT study adds nuance to that discussion.

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