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College students and new grads are embracing generative AI (GAI) courses to gain a competitive advantage in the job market. A third of this year's seniors and more than half of tech majors plan to use GAI in their careers. Gen Z individuals are more interested in learning AI skills compared to Baby Boomers and Gen X. They see AI as an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of a transformational technology. However, generative AI is also causing disruptions in the job market by accelerating automation and widening income inequality.
"We're not seeing a nervousness" among Gen Zers... to be on the cutting edge of a transformational technology."
Generative AI is becoming increasingly popular among college students and new grads. Many see it as a way to enhance their career prospects in a rapidly evolving job market. Gen Z individuals, in particular, are embracing AI and are "hyper-aware" of its importance in the employment space. However, while the enthusiasm for AI is high, generative AI is also causing job disruptions due to automation. A recent report by McKinsey Global Institute highlights how AI is accelerating automation and widening income inequality.
"They are actually digging in on AI," says Valerie Capers Workman... helping with their resumes."