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>8 billion people, 6 billion jobs.
« on: January 17, 2024, 12:51:16 AM »
https://arstechnica.com/google/2024/01/google-lays-off-hundreds-more-as-ad-division-switches-to-ai-powered-sales/

Google lays off “hundreds” more as ad division switches to AI-powered sales | Ars Technica

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Re: >8 billion people, 6 billion jobs.
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2024, 10:26:07 AM »
Davos: “One-quarter of CEOs [are] expecting to reduce headcount by at least 5% in 2024 due to generative AI,”

https://www.newsnationnow.com/business/tech/ceo-ai-poll/

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Re: >8 billion people, 6 billion jobs.
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2024, 05:35:32 PM »
So much for Kevin Kelly’s assertion that nobody will lose a job to AI

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Re: >8 billion people, 6 billion jobs.
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2024, 11:34:07 PM »
https://www.reuters.com/technology/artificial-intelligence-hitting-labour-forces-like-tsunami-imf-chief-2024-05-13/

Artificial intelligence hitting labour forces like a "tsunami" - IMF Chief | Reuters

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Re: >8 billion people, 6 billion jobs.
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2024, 03:00:23 AM »
I'm guessing UBI and work week limitations are going to get more popular.

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Re: >8 billion people, 6 billion jobs.
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2024, 08:14:47 AM »
https://www.businessinsider.com/indeed-layoffs-ceo-chris-hyams-memo-2024-5

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The careers site Indeed says it will lay off about 1,000 employees — about 8% of its workforce — as it looks to simplify its organization.

In a memo released publicly on Monday, CEO Chris Hyams took responsibility for "how we got here," adding that the company is not yet set up for growth after last year's global slowdown in hiring caused multiple quarters of declining sales.

Unlike last year's across-the-board reduction of 2,200 workers, Hyams said the latest cuts will be more concentrated in the US and primarily affect the research-and-development and go-to-market teams.

The decision is also aimed at reducing "too many organizational layers" at the company. That echoes Mark Zuckerberg's move last year, in which the CEO said that he sought to "flatten" Meta's organizational chart.