A study conducted by the University of Georgia has found that employees who work with AI are more likely to experience loneliness and engage in drinking behaviors.
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According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Georgia, employees who work with artificial intelligence (AI) are more likely to experience insomnia, higher levels of loneliness, and are also more likely to binge drink.
New findings detailed that AI, which is typically used in marketing, finance and manufacturing, have the potential to wreak havoc on employees’ personal lives.
Researchers looked at employees in the US, Taiwan, Indonesia and Malaysia, including 166 engineers at a Taiwanese biomedical company who were surveyed over three weeks about their feelings of loneliness, attachment anxiety and sense of belonging.
Officials found that those who work frequently with AI systems were more likely to drink alcohol after work, struggle to sleep, and experience feelings of loneliness. Findings also revealed that some employees were more likely to offer help to their coworkers, which may be caused by a need for social contact.
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“The rapid advancement in AI systems is sparking a new industrial revolution that is reshaping the workplace with many benefits but also some uncharted dangers, including potentially damaging mental and physical impacts for employees,” Dr. Pok Man Tang, a researcher at the University of Georgia, said in a statement.
During an event organized by the Economic Times, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman told Indians, “You can try to build AI like ChatGPT, but you will fail.”