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December 04, 2023 | Tom Ballard

LinkedIn issues new report examining impact of AI on businesses and individuals

One of the findings is that individuals with advanced degrees, Gen Z, and women stand to see their jobs change faster than other professionals. 

The first paragraph in the executive summary of a new report from LinkedIn reads as follows:

Professionals and business leaders around the world are asking how artificial intelligence (AI) may change work, and they’re coming to LinkedIn to deepen their understanding and share what they’re learning. That’s why we’re releasing our second Future of Work Report: AI at Work, which this report builds on our first report released in August 2023. It is designed to be a resource for professionals and business leaders who want to understand how AI is evolving and how it will impact them, their businesses, and careers.

Noting that the report is “grounded in our world-class labor market insights, pulled from
the one billion professionals and 67 million companies on our platform,” the executive summary spotlights three key takeaways:

  • There’s a significant increase in conversations about and use of terms like “ChatGPT,” “Prompt Engineering,” “Prompt Crafting,” “Microsoft Copilot,” and “Generative Artificial Intelligence” on member profiles globally. “Sentiment around generative AI (GAI) is largely optimistic, with 74 percent of executives believing that GAI will benefit their employees, and 47 percent of professionals globally believing that AI will help them move their careers forward by providing faster access to knowledge and insights,” the report finds.
  • Insights from LinkedIn’s Economic Graph Research Institute suggest that more than one-half of LinkedIn members hold jobs that stand to be disrupted or augmented by AI, and the skill sets required for those jobs will change by up to 65 percent by 2030. Even more startling was that individuals with advanced degrees, Gen Z, and women stand to see their jobs change faster than other professionals.
  • Finally, LinkedIn’s AI-assisted products will create more value for members
    and customers. “We’re helping make recruiters’ jobs easier with AI-assisted job descriptions and our new AI-assisted Recruiter 2024.”

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