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The Age of Uncertainty—and Opportunity: Work in the Age of AI

American Enterprise Institute

February 29, 2024

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The question of how artificial intelligence will affect jobs, skills, and the future of work is open-ended, and answers have been uncertain and contradictory. As AI has advanced, forecasts of labor market impacts have increasingly emphasized AI’s potential to automate tasks that require skills—including creativity, writing, and social and emotional learning—previously believed to be beyond the technology’s reach. In the face of these advances and the uncertainties they generate, students and incumbent workers should focus on developing balanced skill “portfolios” that support flexibility and adaptation, and policymakers should empower them to do so.

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