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AI-driven job cuts have been propelled by COVID-19

Written by Nick Dinsmoor

May 14, 2020

AI, Jobs

AI-driven job cuts have been propelled by COVID-19

Understaffed organizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic are leaning on AI and chatbots even more than normal to manage increased online traffic and phone calls.

Industries ranging from local governments, to small businesses, to health officials have all deployed chatbots to field a range of questions – including queries about unemployment and COVID-19 testing.

There’s no doubt the pandemic has had long-term implications on call centers globally, although AI algorithms aren’t capable of fully understanding context and language subtleties just yet.
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