When AI Took Over the ILO: A Hilarious Tale of Predicting Job Impacts
It's both intriguing and somewhat amusing. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has recently conducted a study examining the potential impact of generative AI on the job market. However, instead of relying solely on their own research, they turned to chatGPT, a generative AI, for its assessment. The researcher provided job descriptions and tasked chatGPT with predicting the level of automation for each task.
"We approach our predicted task-level scores with skepticism. However, following a comprehensive manual review of 3,123 tasks across all ISCO-08 occupations, we found no evidence of bias in one direction: highly automatable tasks, such as typing, consistently received high scores."
But the question lingers: why did they choose chatGPT in the first place? It's not surprising that their findings align with contemporary studies that didn't anticipate the rise of generative AI.