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The head of IBM (IBM) intends to drastically reduce the IT giant's administrative staff given the potential of artificial intelligence and automation technologies used for similar tasks, reported France Presse.

"It seems to me that 30 percent or 26,000 administrative staff could be cut and easily replaced by artificial intelligence and automation over a period of five years," Arvind Krishna told Bloomberg yesterday, BTA reported.

The company's chief executive plans to freeze hiring at the division, which is a small part of the US company's approximately 260,000 employees.

"There is no overall hiatus in hiring," an IBM spokesman said when contacted by AFP.

"IBM has a very well-thought-out hiring policy focused on positions that generate revenue. We're very selective when it comes to positions that don't directly affect our customers or technology. We currently have thousands of open positions," he added. .

Like many tech companies, IBM launched a social plan this winter.

The group will cut a total of 5,000 jobs, according to Bloomberg, but it also hired 7,000 people in the first quarter.

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The pioneer in generative artificial intelligence OpenAI has shown with its ChatGPT interface and other tools that these new technologies are capable of editing emails, building websites, generating lines of code and generally doing a number of things. repetitive tasks.

In March, the American bank Goldman Sachs predicted that about 300 million jobs could be replaced by information automation and artificial intelligence.