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Is the U.S. Labor Shortage the Big Break AI Needs?


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AI May Be the Big Break Labor Needs

Hesitancy and misconceptions about AI in the workplace have long been a barrier to widespread adoption, but companies experiencing labor shortages should consider where it can make their employees' lives better and easier, which can only be a benefit for bottom-line growth.

Millions are unemployed, yet companies can't find enough workers. At this particular moment, businesses need a stopgap solution either until September, when COVID-19 relief and unemployment benefits are earmarked to expire, or something longer-term and more durable that not only keeps the engine running but propels the ship forward.

Adopting AI can be the key to both.

Declaring that we're on the precipice of an AI awakening is probably nowhere near the most shocking thing you've read this year. But just a few short years ago, it would have frightened a vast number of people.

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