New research is challenging the common belief that artificial intelligence (AI) will put people out of work. A study by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) found that AI actually favors junior workers, but not for the reasons you might think.
The study found that junior workers, with less task-based experience, are more likely to benefit from AI assistance than their more senior colleagues. This is because junior workers are less likely to be resistant to AI and are more open to learning how to use it effectively.
However, the study also found that senior workers, who have more organizational experience, are more likely to be concerned about the potential risks of AI. This is because they are more aware of the limitations of AI and are more likely to be worried about the potential for job displacement.
The researchers urge employers to carefully consider the different types of worker experience when introducing AI into the workplace. They also suggest that employers provide training to help senior workers overcome their fears of AI and learn how to use it effectively.