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47% think AI could do their job in a decade | 63% think Govt should intervene
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Major polling release - We teamed up with FocalData once again to explore how UK citizens think about what the impact of AI could be on jobs.
The data demonstrates the growing influence of AI over jobs and the future of the workplace.
This is undoubtedly shaping up to be one of the biggest public policy debates that we will have over the course of the next decade.
The 2010s had the Uber vs taxi wars, future decades will bring even more challenges for governments particularly as even sectors as varied as finance to education are likely to face some of the largest disruption.
Full release below
Over a quarter of Britons think that AI could do their job better today, with over half thinking that AI can do their job in 10 years time.
The exclusive poll of over 1000 people was conducted by FocalData between 27-29th April 2023. Here are its key findings:
On using ChatGPT, 52% have never used it, and only 16% have used it in a work setting
60% think that AI will reduce job availability over the next decade.
Finance, media and education are the sectors most likely to be disrupted AI technology in the workplace
41% of people think that AI would improve the effectiveness of government
63% think that the governments should intervene to stop jobs from being destroyed
Less than 1 in 5 have had training about AI provided by their employer, yet almost 2 in 3 of employees think that it is important to have it
1 in 4 think that AI could worsen the standard of living over the next decade.
Commenting on the results of the AI survey, former No10 Advisor and ‘Jimmy’s Jobs’ founder and host Jimmy McLoughlin OBE said:
“This survey commissioned by Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future with FocalData provides a fascinating insight into the rise of AI and the effect that employees think it will have on their future jobs, particularly in the finance, media and education sectors. It is striking that over a quarter of Britons think that AI could do their job better today, and over half believing that AI could replace their job in a decade. This is of over half of respondents still not having used ChatGPT.
It’s clear there is a role for government in shaping the future and place of AI in the workplace. The UK could lead the way in developing the future of AI, working with some of our innovative tech companies and experts to do so.
Amidst the current discussion on the effectiveness and future of the civil service, we are really interested to see that 4 in 10 think that AI would improve the way that government works. Perhaps we’ll see AI introduced into the new Department for
Science, Technology and Innovation.
Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future is dedicated to helping people understand and discover the exciting roles being created by business leaders and entrepreneurs and how they are shaping the future of work. This survey is just part one of a series looking at the future of work in 2023.”
Editor’s Notes -
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Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future was established in 2020 by Jimmy McLoughlin OBE, a former special advisor to the Prime Minister on business, technology and entrepreneurship.
This blend of politics and business allows the podcast to explore the stories of the world’s most exciting minds; with a focus on where they are going as much as where they have come from.
For more AI content, at the beginning of last month we interviewed Michelle Donelan, the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology
Video release: Jordan Schwarzenberger
In addition, today we have released our interview with Jordan Schwarzenberger who is in charge of managing the cultural phenomenon that is The Sidemen, will be diving into more detail on that this weekends Substack.
Probably the most impressive 25 year old I have ever encountered.
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