44% Gen Z concerned about job displacement due to AI, finds BML Munjal University survey

BML Munjal University survey found that around 65% of Gen Z believes AI will significantly impact various aspects of human life.

As many as 47.4% respondent highlighted the importance of AI-related programmes. (Image: Press Release)As many as 47.4% respondent highlighted the importance of AI-related programmes. (Image: Press Release)

Divyansh | October 10, 2023 | 06:03 PM IST

NEW DELHI: BML Munjal University (BMU Gurugram) has released a survey report ‘Unveiling tomorrow: Empowering Gen Z in a changing world’. The survey found that 65% of Gen Z persons (those born between 1996 and 2010) believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will play a significant role in various aspects of human life.

It also found that 44% of respondents in the age group are concerned that AI might lead to uncertainties in job markets and job displacement. Interestingly, 62.8% of Gen Z respondents expressed worries regarding AI potentially disrupting traditional job roles and employment stability, the survey read.

As many as 47.4% respondent highlighted the importance of educational reforms and AI-related programmes to prepare for the changing job landscape. The fear of AI leading to substantial workforce disruptions and subsequent unemployment is a significant issue, along with privacy issues, the survey found.

88% concerned about climate change

On climate, approximately 50% Gen Z respondents are significantly concerned while 33% expressed moderate concern. The remaining didn’t show any apprehension, the survey said. The respondents wanted transition to renewable energy sources, stricter emissions regulations, investment in sustainable infrastructure and transportation, sustainable agriculture promotion, and climate change awareness.

The BMU Gurugram released the survey during the fourth annual BRIJ Leadership Summit, which was held on October 6. On the occasion, several academicians, industry experts, and young trailblazers explored and discussed themes relevant to Gen Z, including technology, climate change, and wellness.

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Speaking at the summit, Shyam Menon, vice-chancellor, BMU, said, “The BRIJ Leadership Summit 2023, holds a significance that transcends our annual tradition. It is emblematic of the very values that our university stands for. Leadership is not about authority. It's about guidance, values, contributions and legacy.”

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