Google to layoff 12k workers as its AI focus intensifies


After the launch of ChatGPT AI Chatbot, most of the technology company heads like Elon Musk and Satya Nadella feared that the deployment might lead to layoffs in many companies. Keeping aside others, Google, the Alphabet Inc’s business subsidiary, says that will start focusing deeply on AI technology and will use it to fill the vacuum developed by the layoff of about 12k workers.

Thus, with the latest announcement, the internet juggernaut stands tall among the tech companies and is the only one that has openly disclosed that it is cutting down its head count amid fears of a flattering global economy and soaring inflation.

Richard DeVere, the man behind the social engineering firm Ultima, owned by Microsoft has a viewpoint that ChatGPT will replace 20% of the workforce by 2025 and will prevail mostly in customer care, logistics, and healthcare, with other sectors such as retail, Cybersecurity, and transportation taking a slight hit, regards to employee layoffs.

Speaking about the adoption of AI technology, Microsoft chief Satya Nadella agreed that his firm’s decision to layoff 10,000 employees on a global note was really tough. But he opened up at Davos that robots cannot be blamed completely for stealing jobs, as other factors influence the activity a lot.

For instance, services like Jounce that offer a free AI based copywriting helps those who want the service at a zero cost. Similarly, DoNotPay also offers free legal service to those who want to defend themselves against speeding ticket fines.

So, is the ongoing revolution of adopting Artificial Intelligence tech leading to intensive employee layoffs?

Well, time can give an apt answer to this question. Who knows that the tech might also lead to the creation of new jobs like securing those robots from going rogue!

Finally, it all depends on the mind that is using it. If the mind says to steal jobs, they deploy robots replacing the human workforce. And if they create new innovations, they also pave the way to the invention of new ‘job designations’ such as neural network engineers, AI architects, Deep Learning engineers, and chatbot developers.


Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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