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AI-Threatened Jobs Are Mostly Held by Women, Study Shows

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Advances in AI are aggravating gender disparity in the global workforce, where companies are considering cutting some staff and leveraging generative AI in their workflow.

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Research by human resources analytics firm Revelio Labs found that artificial intelligence (AI) disproportionately threatens jobs usually held by women.

Revelio researchers analyzed data from the National Bureau of Economic Research and found women generally hold many jobs facing automation, like bill and account collectors and payroll clerks.

Said Revelio's Hakki Ozdenoren, "The distribution of genders across occupations reflects the biases deeply rooted in our society, with women often being confined to roles such as administrative assistants and secretaries. Consequently, the impact of AI becomes skewed along gender lines."

AI is more likely to assume repetitive jobs like sorting through resumes in recruitment, according to Ozdenoren.

Revelio also found generative AI may affect high-wage jobs more than non-traditional manufacturing occupations.

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