Robots To Blame: 3 Mln Workers Are Under Threat In Italy
Robotization is to blame for it all. According to the report of Club Ambrosetti, think tank of Italian industrialists and entrepreneurs, the reduction of 3 mln jobs is going to happen in another 15 years. However, this is an optimistic forecast, while a pessimistic one predicts a loss of 4.3 mln jobs. The most affected sectors are the manufacturing industry (840,000), trade (602,000), real estate (302,000), agriculture and fishery (225,000) and construction (205,000).
According to OSCE experts, the main problem of Italy is “skill mismatch” — the mismatch of qualifications or skills with the requirements of work. This gap is very large. On this indicator, Italy is last on the list of European countries, and it is followed by, Spain, the Czech Republic, Ireland and Austria (on an increasing scale).
Nevertheless, Italian enterprises are optimistic as almost 90% of them are confident that artificial intelligence cannot completely replace humans in the workplace. 60% of enterprises are ready to introduce artificial intelligence systems on their own initiative in order to increase production efficiency.
Another 77% of entrepreneurs believe that artificial intelligence will create new working places with previously unknown professions and positions. Only 11% of entrepreneurs take an extremely hostile position against innovations.
Article by Vsevolod Gnetiy, the special correspondent of Bitnewstoday in Italy
Image courtesy of Startmag.it
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