Senate hearing set on AI threat to Philippines workers

Sen. Aquino

Philippine Senator Bam Aquino is set to conduct a hearing that will determine the effects of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to employment in the country. Aquino expressed alarm over the growing presence of Chatbots and the emergence of systems capable of referring questions to human operators and learning from their responses. He said every job created for Filipinos is important and that everyone should guard against trends that will take jobs away. The senator added that systems that use AI may put the livelihood of Filipinos at risk, especially those working in the call center industry.