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LLMs and Their Impact on the Global Job Landscape

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New York, USA - The World Economic Forum's latest white paper, Jobs of Tomorrow: Large Language Models and Jobs, examines the impact of large language models (LLMs) on global employment.

Why it matters:

The integration of LLMs across industries could redefine job roles, creating both opportunities and challenges for professionals around the world.

The Key Points:

After a comprehensive study of 19,000 tasks across 867 occupations, there's evidence that LLMs will significantly impact jobs that rely heavily on repetitive language tasks.

Such jobs could see an automation rate of up to 80%.

In contrast, education and career counseling jobs have an 84% chance of remaining largely unaffected.

  • LLMs could enhance roles that require critical thinking, advanced problem-solving, and innovative thinking.
  • Specific sectors, mainly financial services, capital markets, insurance, and pension management, could see significant changes due to LLMs.
  • New professions, including those focused on AI development and governance, are expected to emerge.

The Big Picture

The World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report 2023 provides a parallel perspective, pointing to significant job evolution over the next five years due to technological developments, environmental initiatives, and global economic dynamics.

To navigate this changing landscape, organizations worldwide are advised to;

  • Recognize and prepare for the growing influence of LLM.
  • Prioritize workforce adaptability.
  • Ensure seamless career transitions.
  • Emphasize the need for continuous learning.

In addition, the upcoming Sustainable Development Impact Meetings 2023, scheduled for September 18-22, aims to bring together more than 600 industry leaders.

The focus is Reviewing progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and fostering collaborative action.