Adoption of AI in UK firms – and the consequences for jobs

This week, the Institute for the Future of Work released their working paper on the adoption of AI at work in the UK.

This Briefing Paper and full Working Paper are based on the findings of a survey of over 1000 UK firms (coupled with multiple secondary sources) that attempts to understand what influences AI adoption, and what causes different work outcomes as a result of their adoption.

Forming part of the Pissarides Review into the Future of Work and Wellbeing, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the findings here support research from other workstreams that – though we are at a critical juncture – the outcome of this technological transformation is not yet determined and that a future where innovation and social good advance together is achievable.

Learn more here.

Written by Jade Hayes

Jade is Impact & Partnership Development Manager, and Project Manager for the Defence Data Research Centre (DDRC) which is part of the UK Government’s Defence AI Strategy and Defence AI Centre. Awarded through competition and operating under the SERAPIS framework, the DDRC comprises a consortium led by the University of Exeter, supported by the Universities of Liverpool and Surrey, and the Digital Catapult.

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