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A lot of businesses want to use AI to cut staff
Apr 5, 2024

A lot of businesses want to use AI to cut staff

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A survey finds that nearly half of corporate execs expect to employ fewer people because of new artificial intelligence tools.

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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC