New study provides early evidence of how AI could reshape work : The Indicator from Planet Money For all the talk about AI, one of the burning questions is how the technology will affect the workforce. Today, we talk to the authors of one of the first empirical studies that looks at AI in the workplace.

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Is AI a job-killer or an up-skiller?

Is AI a job-killer or an up-skiller?

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Rawfords Mill near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, circa 1810. The textile mill was the first of its kind to introduce mechanisation and was attacked by members of the Luddite movement in protest at job losses, circa 1811. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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All eyes are on AI for the countless ways it will impact our lives. One concern is how its application will impact jobs. There's a history of new technology throwing people out of work, so will AI do the same?

Today on the show, we talk to a few researchers about one of the first empirical studies about AI in the workplace.

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