Jobs more likely to be augmented than destroyed with Gen AI: ILO D-G

The latest ILO data highlights India's significant progress in enhancing social protection, says Gilbert F Houngbo, director-general, ILO


Ruchika ChitravanshiShiva Rajora
The International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) research on generative AI has found that jobs are more likely to be “augmented” rather than destroyed. But it is inevitable some jobs will be lost. As far as gig workers go, the ILO will soon start negotiations on an international labour standard to promote decent work in gig and platform work. In an email interview with Ruchika Chitravanshi and Shiva Rajora, Gilbert F Houngbo, director-general, ILO, notes India’s significant progress in enhancing social protection. Edited excerpts:

The latest World Employment Outlook report has projected a mere 1 per cent increase in global employment this year with widening social and economic inequalities. What is your assessment of the future of work and global employment

First Published: Sep 17 2023 | 10:34 PM IST

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