Artificial intelligence has entered the workforce, but the full implications on the labor market and jobs are still to be seen. Early signs point to white collar jobs being the most impacted, which according a conversation with the Workforce Intelligence Network shows that more women will be impacted by generative AI during their careers than men. 


The Workforce Intelligence Network is a collaboration between community colleges and Michigan works agencies based in Southeast Michigan. The organization covers 19 counties comprising roughly 65% of Michigan’s total workforce. Workforce Intelligence Network Senior Economic Research Analyst Kevin Cranick said while there can be downsides, like job losses, from artificial intelligence, there can also be some positives, such as increased worker productivity, which may lead to more free time and new revenue streams. 

For One Detroit’s Future of Work series, Cranick sits down with One Detroit Producer Will Glover to discuss generative AI in the workforce. The pair talk about who may be impacted the most by generative AI and how diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are being used by employers as a solution to maintain balance and fairness in the workplace. Cranick also shares advice for students and employees on navigating work as generative AI continues to grow.



Artificial intelligence is here. If you’re a student or a young adult entering the workforce, how might it affect where you head in your career? How can you connect to AI jobs in the future? To explore those questions, check out this companion video discussion guide from our collaborative series, “AI & Work & You.

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