Will Artificial Intelligence increase economic growth?

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Will Artificial Intelligence increase economic growth?

February 2024| Recent advances in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) could lead to potentially disruptive changes across a wide range of industries. Will AI significantly increase aggregate economic growth through its impact on labor markets and increases in productivity? And will it enhance the productivity of labor or displaced workers? We believe that it is inevitable that AI will be widely adopted in the long term, and that it will have a positive impact on productivity and economic growth. But while it could be a huge gain for countries where the labor force is projected to decline, investors should be mindful that AI will be disruptive in the short term and will likely adversely affect profitability and returns in a number of sectors.

01 |  Global investment in artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly increasing across sectors, from manufacturing to services, with a focus on generative AI, leading to higher output in the sectors most involved. Higher capital per worker is also likely to drive future potential growth.

02 | The debate about AI as a substitute or complement to human labor is misplaced in the short term, as it can be both. The latest wave of AI is different from past technological innovations, as it affects creative and cognitive jobs as well as physical ones and routine cognitive tasks.

03 | The impact of AI on labor displacement is still uncertain, but we believe re-skilling workers will become more important as some skills become obsolete or must adapt to work with AI. While there will be some displaced workers, there will also be new jobs and new types of jobs.

Will Artificial Intelligence increase economic growth?

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