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Read: ‘AI Disrupts the Workforce – But Not How You Think’

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In the article ‘AI Disrupts the Workforce – But Not How You Think’ for, Augury’s VP of Strategy Artem Kroupenev argues, “Workers should come to terms with anxieties surrounding AI because it’s not going anywhere.”

This article was originally published on Manufacturing.Net on February 4, 2024.

“As companies everywhere implement AI into their tech stacks, the fear of becoming obsolete (FOBO) is a growing concern for U.S. workers. According to a new Gallup report, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. workers worry technology will make their jobs obsolete. However, for industries with an aging workforce, like manufacturing, AI helps major players maintain decades of experience and institutional knowledge,” according to ‘AI Disrupts the Workforce – But Not How You Think’.

Meanwhile: “The opportunity to work alongside tech also attracts the next generation of workers who see the industry in a new light – innovative, safe, more sustainable, and critical. The future of how we leverage technology in the workplace is bright, but only if we’re all working towards the same goal.”

The article then details that despite AI being the understandable cause of workplace anxieties, it is in fact our friend. 

Good For Business, Good For Workers

“It’s essential that workers in manufacturing and beyond come to terms with their anxieties surrounding AI because it’s not going anywhere. According to Augury’s recent State of Production Health 2023 report, 63 percent of manufacturing leaders plan to increase their AI budgets within the next year. This should come as good news to leaders in manufacturing currently grappling with widespread labor shortages. AI can augment their workers’ abilities and fill gaps. For workers interacting with the technology on factory floors, this brings endless opportunities for advancement.”

In the end: “The FOBO is not a fear that will disappear overnight, but while the public’s worries around AI continue to grow as technology advances, technology leaders must take action to remove these feelings of unease. This pioneering technology can up-level all industries in a way we never imagined. As we continue to see increased advancements and innovation, it’s an exciting time for the workforce. The time is now to learn, embrace, and let technology do its job: making yours more manageable.”

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