The effects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the working lives of women

The effects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the working lives of women-

This 2022 report, by the IDB, OECD and UNESCO, outlines current knowledge of the impact that AI systems have on women’s opportunities for work, and their position, treatment and status in the workforce.

It does so by exploring how AI is used within and outside the workplace, and how it could be used in the future. It looks at the potential impact of new and emerging AI technologies on the skills that employers will require, on how women look for and are hired for jobs, and on how jobs are structured through automated monitoring and oversight.

The report maps the opportunities and challenges that AI presents for the working lives of women and highlights the complexities that varying national and regional contexts present for understanding the impact of AI on the work of women.

The report also notes that current research does not offer a complete or definite picture of how AI impacts the working lives of women and calls for further research and analysis in this area.

The report offers six findings:

1. Reskilling and upskilling women workers

1. Encouraging women in STEM

2. Accounting for contextual and cultural complexity

3. Leveraging multi-stakeholder approaches – G

4. Shaping gender stereotypes

5. Continuing applied research –

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