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Survey: 79% of U.S. workers fear AI will lead to lower wages

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Survey: 79% of U.S. workers fear AI will lead to lower wages

A new survey found that American workers are concerned about the application of artificial intelligence in the workplace, especially if it may lead to lower wages.

The survey, commissioned by employment screening service Checkr, sampled 3,000 active U.S. workers on April 27-28, 2023, via survey platform Pollfish. The survey covered equal numbers of Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and Gen Zers.

Survey results show that 79% of U.S. workers are concerned that artificial intelligence will lead to a pay cut in their jobs, including 82% of millennials, 76% of Gen Z and a similar proportion of other generations. Additionally, 78% of workers are unsure whether AI will lead to lower wages nationwide.

In addition, it is noted that 74% of workers believe that the application of artificial intelligence in the workplace may cause them to lose their jobs, and the same number of people believe that layoffs caused by artificial intelligence will occur in the next six months to two years.

While some worry that AI will take their jobs away, many workers expect it to ease their workload. More than half of workers said they would accept a pay cut if AI enabled them to achieve a four-day workweek. Taking it a step further, 86% of workers said they would take a pay cut to do less if AI could help them do all the work. Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers are willing to accept a 10% pay cut, while Gen Z say they can take a 15% cut.