Latin America: Concerns raised about the increase in labour informality due to technological advances and Artificial Intelligence

Author: Latin American Post, Published on: 14 February 2020

“Latin America 2020: labor market and AI”, 14th February 2020

…There is an imminent correlation between the development of Artificial Intelligence, biotechnology, and robotics asymmetrically with the development of the social application of these technologies, this seems to recur over the years. Particularly, in the Latin American region, which seeks to assimilate and adapt its dynamics in a world in which science walks almost at the same pace as social inequality…

Carlos Rodríguez, director of the ILO for Latin America and the Caribbean warns "that there will be no great progress in the coming years with a percentage of unemployment maintained ", in addition, "everything indicates that to achieve an improvement in the employment situation the region must grow more and better"…

Labor informality due to technological changes, the incorporation of women into formal employment and the application of fair economic policies for workers, are some of the pending issues for the governments of the region in order to achieve effective development of AI without delving into popular demands. 2020 is a decisive year for many economies but also for the application of new technologies, especially in response to social demands.

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