Artificial intelligence and the future of work

Karim Ihab Fahmy

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The world that we are living in is experiencing a foundational revolution. Artificial intelligence and automation are substituting human tasks and altering the skills and expertise that companies are looking for. Workplaces are changing. Even more, the nature of work is changing. Is technological change a blessing or a curse? What impact will the persistent increase in usage of technology and artificial intelligence have on where we work and how we work? All these are eminent questions that need to be clarified. This paper discusses how this change is happening and explores the reasons behind this change.


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