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### AI’s Potential Impact: 40% of Job Roles at Risk

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — A new report by the International Monetary Fund found that nearly 40 perc…

A recent study conducted by the International Monetary Fund reveals that the influence of artificial intelligence (AI) is set to impact almost 40 percent of global job roles. The IMF report emphasizes the rapid integration of AI into businesses worldwide.

The analysis indicates that countries with advanced economies, like the United States, will experience a more significant effect, with approximately 60 percent of jobs at risk due to AI exposure. The report suggests that while around half of the affected jobs could see productivity improvements through AI integration, the other half may face challenges as AI takes over tasks traditionally performed by humans, potentially leading to decreased labor demand, lower wages, and reduced hiring. In severe cases, certain jobs may even become obsolete.

As AI continues to advance, competition for employment is expected to intensify, especially for roles susceptible to automation. Claudionor Coelho, the Chief AI Officer at Zscaler in San Jose, highlights that individuals engaged in repetitive tasks are more likely to be replaced by AI in such roles. To adapt to this changing landscape, Coelho recommends that employees enhance their skill sets, broaden their knowledge, and familiarize themselves with emerging technologies to mitigate the impact of AI on job opportunities.

Coelho underscores the increasing importance of proficiency in AI and ChatGPT technology for future job seekers. Additionally, concerns regarding AI-related security risks, such as deepfake technology manipulating visual and auditory data, are raised, emphasizing the necessity for safeguards against illicit AI applications.

Congressman Ro Khanna, representing a significant portion of Silicon Valley, acknowledges the potential of AI to boost productivity but stresses the need for enhanced government regulation and taxation to safeguard human employment. Khanna advocates for a shift in the tax framework to incentivize investments in human capital over machine automation, prioritizing the protection and advancement of the workforce.

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