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McKinsey: 50% of jobs will be taken over by AI by around 2045

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McKinsey: 50% of jobs will be taken over by AI by around 2045

According to IT House news on June 15, a report titled “Economic Potential of Generative Artificial Intelligence” by consulting firm McKinsey shows that by around 2045, 50% of jobs will be taken over by AI.

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In the report, McKinsey claims that “the time for AI to replace human jobs” has been brought forward, “The new AI adoption scenario considers the development of generative artificial intelligence, modeling the time spent on work activities in 2023, and the 50% of occupations will be replaced by AI between 2060 and the midpoint is 2045, an acceleration of about a decade compared to previous estimates.”


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The report also shows that current AI may add “US$2.6 trillion to US$4.4 trillion” to the global economy every year, which is equivalent to adding the GDP level of a new country on the planet.


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It is said that to compile the report, McKinsey analysts studied 850 occupations and 2,100 detailed work activities in 47 countries and regions to arrive at a more precise judgment.

According to Alex Sukharevsky, a researcher in the artificial intelligence division of McKinsey & Company, “AI can perform these tasks significantly faster and more accurately than humans can perform today.” productivity growth”.


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However, he also said, “This will force workers to learn new skills, and some of them will have to change their occupations. If the turnover of people and other risks can be managed well, generative artificial intelligence may make a substantial contribution to economic growth.” contribute, and support a more sustainable and inclusive world.” In other words, “AI is good for industry overall, but bad for individuals”. it h