Artificial Intelligence Will Widen The Gap Between Rich And Poor

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In this technological revolution, it’s the low-income earners that will be displaced. Globally, the economic divide is growing. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Underemployment and unemployment are being affected by the growing use of artificial intelligence in the workplace. Tania is one of Australia’s most successful female entrepreneurs and innovators. She is an inspirational and moving storyteller and presenter. For more information- https://www.taniadejong.com/blog/artificialintelligencegap/#more-2247

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www.taniadejong.com Artificial Intelligence Will Widen The Gap Between Rich And Poor In this technological revolution it s the low-income earners that will be displaced. Globally the economic divide is growing. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. In Australia more than a quarter of households have recently experienced a decrease in income. The reasons for the growing economic divide are many and complex. They include factors such as job insecurity wage cuts and underemployment. Underemployment and unemployment are being affected by growing use of artificial intelligence in the workplace. As technology rapidly progresses more jobs will be affected. For many low-skilled workers technology can now perform the functions of these employees leaving them out of work. On the other end of the spectrum high-skilled workers such as those in the engineering legal and medical fields are complemented by technology and increased demand in their work has led to an increase in wages. Machines robots and other forms of artificial intelligence are expected to continue to carry out increasing levels of tasks normally carried out by humans. PwC has projected that this will boost global GDP by around 14 percent by 2030.

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www.taniadejong.com Artificial intelligence is anticipated to contribute 15.7 trillion to the world s economy over the next decade primarily by increasing productivity and increasing consumption as shoppers have extra time to buy more higher-quality goods and services. Approximately 42 percent of the expected 15.7 trillion increase in the global economy is expected to be created by automated machinery in the workplace. Many are now concerned that this will lead to massive job losses leading to extreme increases in the divide between the rich and the poor. Low-skilled entry-level repetitious jobs will become automated. These jobs are generally those held by the lower socio-economic sector of our community. Once these jobs disappear what will become of that group of people Machines may be able to meet and improve on human performance in many routine and entry- level jobs. Many repetitive and knowledge-based occupations will be vulnerable to extinction at the hands of systems automation machine learning and other artificial intelligence faculties. Artificial intelligence is also likely to increase the feasibility of outsourcing offshore work. By 2025 the number of robots worldwide is expected to quadruple. Consulting firm McKinsey believes that within the next 20 years 45 percent of US workers are at risk of losing their jobs to automation. The World Bank believes that within that period 57 percent of jobs in the OECD could become taken over by machines. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted a study which found that for every new robot incorporated into the US economy employment would be reduced by 5.6 workers. This data did not even incorporate the effects of artificially-intelligent robots meaning the scope for impact is even greater. PwC has contended that despite the decrease of certain jobs as the result of automation and artificial intelligence new jobs will be created a new set of personnel will be required to build maintain operate and regulate these emerging technologies. However there is great concern that the jobs created will not be significant enough to offset the losses. Furthermore it is the particular types of jobs that will disappear that is the cause for concern. Low-skilled entry-level repetitious jobs will become automated. These jobs are generally those held by the lower socio-economic sector of our community. Once these jobs disappear what will become of that group of people The growth of artificial intelligence in our workplaces will be a revolution of sorts but will have a significantly different impact on workers than that of the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution replaced jobs with other jobs. This revolution simply eliminates them.

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www.taniadejong.com Artificial intelligence will provide great profit to companies leaving high levels of wealth in the hands of few and many people without employment. So where will those people go Some have suggested that service industries such as hospitality will become a popular safe haven for those pushed out of their jobs by automation. But there is a limit on how many of these jobs can exist and how many people those industries can sustain. Others have suggested that our communities will need to become increasingly welfare driven with the incorporation of volunteer work a working welfare type model. All of these insights indicate that we must seriously begin to consider the structure of our future economy and begin to develop approaches to address the challenges that will arise from the deepening of the divide between the rich and the poor. While artificial intelligence is considered to be innovative perhaps the greatest innovation required will be in adapting to the economic factors associated with a robot revolution Tania de Jong AM is a leading Australian soprano inspirational speaker social entrepreneur spiritual journey woman and creative innovation catalyst. She founded Creative Creativity Australia Music Theatre Australia Pot-Pourri and The Song Room and works with diverse communities through the With One Voice choir social inclusion programs. Tania sings around the world as a soloist and with her group Pot-Pourri releasing 7 CDs. She is Founder and Executive Producer of Creative Innovation Global. Tania ’s TED Talk How Singing Together Changes The Brain has sparked international interest. Tania has just released her solo CD Heaven on Earth. Tania helps organizations build capabilities in creative thinking and leadership develop a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship understand and manage disruption foster diversity and community and unleash potential of individuals and teams. Tania speaks and performs around the world and presents leadership and innovation workshops inspiring diverse audiences of 10 to 10000 people ranging from corporate executive teams boards and entire organizations to universities hospitals schools business and entrepreneurship forums and at major national and international conferences and public events. For more detailed information on Tania ’s presentation topics or to book her for your next conference or special event please contact us.

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www.taniadejong.com Information Presented by :- Tania De Jong AM Level 1 10 Dorcas Street South Melbourne Victoria 3205 AUSTRALIA +61 03 8679 6000 Email: infocreativeuniverse.com.au Web: www.creativeuniverse.com.au

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