As artificial intelligence chatbots like ChatGPT become more powerful and widely available, they will likely affect labor market outcomes. Depending on the roles and industries, we can expect algorithms to either complement workers’ competencies and increase their productivity or reduce the employability of humans altogether. Understanding these trends is crucial for policymakers, company executives, and individuals because they will likely affect the types of jobs that will be in high demand, the types of tasks that individuals will have to perform on the job, and the skills needed to be successful in the labor market.
On March 15, the Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets and the AI, Analytics, and the Future of Work Initiative at Georgetown University held a virtual public event on the future of work in light of the development of language models like ChatGPT. The event featured an introduction and technological overview from Brookings David M. Rubenstein Fellow Anton Korinek, who is an expert on language models, followed by a keynote panel of experts who discussed his remarks and other trends in the labor markets.
Viewers can follow along with the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #FutureofWork.