The Future of jobs: How AI will change the work market in Qatar

AI's contribution to Qatar's GDP will increase to 8.2 percent by 2030
The Future of jobs: How AI will change the work market in Qatar
AI and the job market

According to a report by the Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, the complete automation of existing jobs is both unlikely and undesirable. However, AI will undoubtedly revolutionize the activities performed in most positions. Although not all jobs will be fully automated, specific tasks within those jobs will undoubtedly be impacted by AI.

This transformation will require individuals to adapt and upskill to remain relevant in the ever-evolving job market. 

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Contribution to GDP

The report also predicts that AI’s contribution to Qatar’s gross domestic product (GDP) will increase to 8.2 percent by 2030. This positive projection indicates that adopting AI technology has tremendous potential for Qatar, potentially resulting in significant economic gains in the future.

In addition, the paper emphasizes that Qatar has made substantial investments in top-notch technology infrastructure.

Qatar has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a leader among MENA countries in two critical categories vital for AI-based automation. Firstly, Qatar excels in the “Quality of MENA’s education systems,” highlighting its dedication to developing a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. Secondly, it leads in the “Ease of finding skilled employees in MENA,” emphasizing its ability to attract and retain top talent.

With these advantages, Qatar is strategically positioned in the MENA region to leverage the potential of the AI revolution. The country places a significant emphasis on education and talent development. This focus provides a firm foundation for promoting innovation and progress in an AI-driven landscape.

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