BBC: 5 AI Trends in 2024

The BBC, in a recent article, highlights five AI trends that workers need to know in 2024. “The influence of artificial intelligence stands to make an even bigger impact this year in areas including hiring bias, inclusivity, regulation and more”.

According to Leah Carroll of BBC, AI is expected to even bigger impact for workers than it did in 2023. She suggests the following five trends that workers should know in order to take advantage of the AI technology in 2024:

  • AI will encourage widespread inclusivity: “”AI-powered assistive technologies have the potential to break down barriers and empower individuals with disabilities, fostering a sense of independence and inclusion,” told Victor Santiago Pineda, director of the Inclusive Cities Lab at UC Berkeley, US.
  • AI will make hiring – and layoff – processes more equitable: “Human-resource professionals are already prepared to use artificial intelligence in the hiring process to create a more equitable hiring landscape, but the current technology is far from perfect.
  • Workplaces will use AI to centre diversity in hiring and training: “Beyond levelling the playing field for applications, evolving AI tools may also help to ensure traditionally marginalised people are not starting a new job on the back foot.
  • Employees want to work with AI, and employers will invest in upskilling: “
  • While some experts say concerns about AI replacing some roles are valid, they also have simultaneously predicted that it won’t eliminate all human jobs. Instead, workers will evolve to co-exist with this emerging technology, and the employees who are willing to learn and adapt to AI will see the greatest benefits.
  • AI regulation will continue to struggle to keep pace with the technology : “AI will come with benefits, but implementation of these advancements won’t necessarily be smooth sailing.

The biggest takeaway: AI in the workplace is here to stay. Across nearly all facets of the workplace, employees will see a rapid evolution in how the tech affects their professional lives in the year to come, and businesses will have to adapt as swiftly as their workers,” Writes Leah Caroll.