The AI Workforce Revolution: The Augmented Future
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Integrating AI and automation with human labour, the augmented workforce is transforming how we work. To take advantage of this emerging trend, organisations must proactively reskill and upskill their workforce, prioritise transparency and employee consent, and design HR strategies with ethical considerations in mind.
The rise of AI-powered decision-making raises ethical concerns such as algorithmic bias, transparency, and accountability. The recent call for a pause on developing more powerful AI systems for six months to develop AI governance systems based on an ethical framework is crucial, as long as it applies to all organisations.
By doing so, we can mitigate potential harm and make current AI systems more accurate, safe, transparent, robust, trustworthy, and loyal. As a result, companies can create an agile, innovative, and augmented workforce that can tackle the complex challenges of the 21st century.
Useful Nuggets of Information
My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. Experts warn of AI risks and call for a pause.
A long list of experts and AI developers signed an open letter calling for a six-month pause on the development of large-scale AI systems, warning of “profound risks to society and humanity” and urging the creation of independent regulators to ensure the safety of future systems. However, we need to ensure that this applies to all organisations. (Future of Life)
2. “AI whisperers” command top dollar in the red-hot jobs market.
In a jobs market mushrooming around AI, “prompt engineers” are in high demand and can earn upwards of $335,000 annually. Prompt engineers spend their day coaxing the AI to produce better results and help companies train their workforce to harness the tools and are often from backgrounds such as history, philosophy, or the English language due to the wordplay involved. (Bloomberg $)
3. The Ocean Race sets sail into the metaverse. ⛵
Virtual sailing fans can now participate in a metaverse experience of The Ocean Race. The event allows gamers and enthusiasts to access team stats and meet other fans, all from the comfort of their virtual sailboats. (The Ocean Race)
4. Jurassic pork, but with a side of caution.
An Australian company has created a meatball made from the resurrected flesh of a woolly mammoth, but scientists are too scared to eat it because they don’t know how their immune system would react after not having seen the protein for thousands of years. (NYPost)