‘It almost doubled our workload’: AI is supposed to make jobs easier. These workers disagree

– A new crop of artificial intelligence tools is expected to streamline tasks, improve efficiency, and boost productivity in the workplace.

– Neil Clarke, an editor and publisher of a science fiction and fantasy magazine, Clarkesworld, experienced difficulties due to a deluge of consistently bad AI-generated submissions, leading to a significant increase in manual work for his team.

– While AI has been praised for its potential to boost productivity and create new jobs, the long-term impact varies across industries and markets, and unintended consequences have arisen.

– Some Big Tech companies are investing heavily in AI-powered tools to help draft emails, create presentations, and summarize data.

– A study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) showed that access to ChatGPT increased productivity for workers in certain tasks, but its overall societal impact remains uncertain.

– The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found that while AI can improve job quality in some aspects, workers reported an increase in work intensity after its adoption.

Workers in various industries, represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, have expressed feeling like "guinea pigs" ...

– with employers rushing to implement AI-powered tools, leading to additional tasks and increased pressure on human workers.

– In the media industry, AI tools have the potential to accelerate copywriting, advertising, and editorial work, but there have been notable blunders, causing corrections and employee turmoil.

– Publishers, like Neil Clarke, have attempted to combat AI-generated content by using AI-powered detectors, but the tools' reliability remains a challenge, especially for content from non-native English speakers.