Don’t downplay the significance of the mass IT layoffs caused by the recession. Many people see these layoffs as a sign of a recession, but they fail to understand the transition to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) where AI and robots will play a crucial role in shaping the future world. Big tech companies lead the way in adopting new technologies, and the mass layoffs are not solely due to business problems. For example, after Twitter cut half of its workforce, the company was still able to operate efficiently without any disruption.
Investor pressure for earnings per employee (EPE) is driving the recent trend of big tech companies reducing their workforce, due to factors such as overhiring. Recently, ChatGPT, a generative AI tool, was released and in just two months, it set a record for the fastest-growing user base among software technologies, outpacing TikTok and even surpassing Facebook in user adoption.
The potential for productivity with ChatGPT and other AI tools is significant, and mass layoffs are expected across various industries. The future is shaping up to be dominated by AI and robots, as evidenced by the way Google is reacting to the threat posed by ChatGPT. The world is adopting AI and robots at an unprecedented rate, leading to the replacement of underperforming human labor. It’s a wake-up call for everyone to improve their skills and add value to their employers to stay relevant in this rapidly changing world.
Tech companies have been at the forefront of the market stock performance for many years. One way to gauge their influence is by looking at their stock performance in different countries and their placement in the top 10 stock for each country. This is a crucial indicator for understanding a country’s position in the transition to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). As the world moves towards electric vehicles, the stock performance of traditional car makers can also be used to predict their success in adapting to the future. The adoption and integration of AI and robots is a significant factor in determining the future success of an enterprise.
The trend towards an M-shaped society, with a significant reduction in white-collar jobs, is being accelerated by the widespread adoption of new technologies such as real-time communication and instant messaging. As processes become automated and chatbots become more human-like, businesses that adopt these technologies will gain a competitive advantage. Those who remain passive and do not adapt risk being left behind.
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