Taiwan – More than half of employees worried about losing their jobs to AI

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More than 50% of employees in Taiwan are concerned about losing their jobs as a result of the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, particularly employees in the fields of education and trade/logistics according to a survey by 1111 job bank.

According to the survey, among those who have such concerns, 42% think that because of their age, they would have difficulty finding new employment if they lose their jobs as result of AI. This fear was found to be the most prevalent among employees in the 45-50 age group.

Meanwhile, 7% of employees in Taiwan have taken steps to upgrade their skills in an effort to adapt to a growing trend of AI applications in the workplace.

Daniel Lee, head of 1111 job bank’s career development and public relations division, said many middle-aged workers are facing a changing work environment due to emerging technology like AI.

“Employees in that age category (middle aged), who are usually on the higher end of the pay scale, are worried about not being able to support their families if they lose their jobs because of an inability to adapt to new technologies,” Lee said.

Lee suggested that employees seek to upgrade their professional skills to become more competitive in the job market.

Source: http://www2.staffingindustry.com/row/Editorial/Daily-News/Taiwan-More-than-half-of-employees-worried-about-losing-their-jobs-to-AI-46807

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