The OECD is monitoring closely how labour markets are changing in response to the mega-trends of technological change, globalisation and population ageing. The aim is to better understand the opportunities and risks associated with these new developments, and provide evidence-based advice on how countries should respond in the areas of skills policy, social protection, labour market regulation and social dialogue.
The impact of AI on the labour market: is this time different?
As with any technology that can perform the same tasks as humans, AI can either replace or complement their work. But in public debate, there seems to be a real fear surrounding the use of AI in the workplace. Why is this? Does AI threaten and undermine human value in the workplace more than any other technology? There have been significant advances in AI, but will their impact really be different this time?
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- 14% of job could be automated in the future
- 6 out of 10 adults lack basic ICT skills
- Orders of industrial robots have tripled over last decade
Will this lead to fewer jobs for humans?
Unlikely, check our latest data.
The future of work offers unparalleled opportunities, but also significant challenges. Browse the full list of OECD reports, working papers and policy briefs related to find out more about our research.