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Will artificial intelligence usurp white collar jobs?

Will artificial intelligence usurp white collar jobs? PurposeThis paper highlights the risks faced by white-collar workers resulting from advances in artificial intelligence (AI).Design/methodology/approachThis paper explores recent research and expert opinion on the evolution of AI and its encroachment on white-collar jobs.FindingsThis paper reveals susceptibility of white-collar jobs to AI.Practical implicationsThis paper guides HR practitioners in advising management on the possible deployment of AI to enhance productivity and the resultant impact in the roles that employees perform.Social implicationsThis study draws attention to the risks associated with the deployment of AI and as a consequence the loss of white-collar jobs.Originality/valueThis study raises the issue of how AI could disrupt the workplace by usurping white-collar jobs and creates awareness of the need for people in vulnerable white-collar jobs to re-think their careers and for HR practitioners to manage the change that this disruption will bring. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

Will artificial intelligence usurp white collar jobs?

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/HRMID-11-2016-0152
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper highlights the risks faced by white-collar workers resulting from advances in artificial intelligence (AI).Design/methodology/approachThis paper explores recent research and expert opinion on the evolution of AI and its encroachment on white-collar jobs.FindingsThis paper reveals susceptibility of white-collar jobs to AI.Practical implicationsThis paper guides HR practitioners in advising management on the possible deployment of AI to enhance productivity and the resultant impact in the roles that employees perform.Social implicationsThis study draws attention to the risks associated with the deployment of AI and as a consequence the loss of white-collar jobs.Originality/valueThis study raises the issue of how AI could disrupt the workplace by usurping white-collar jobs and creates awareness of the need for people in vulnerable white-collar jobs to re-think their careers and for HR practitioners to manage the change that this disruption will bring.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: May 8, 2017

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