IBM and Chegg Hit Hard by AI: How Artificial Intelligence is Already Disrupting Industries and Jobs

As the chief editor of, I can confidently say that the world of artificial intelligence is both exciting and daunting. On one hand, AI has the potential to revolutionize industries and improve our daily lives. On the other hand, it's already causing disruption and job losses at major companies like IBM and Chegg. Here's what you need to know:

  1. IBM's "Resource Action" Plan IBM, a company that has been at the forefront of technology for decades, recently announced a "resource action" plan that will result in the layoffs of thousands of employees. This plan is part of IBM's efforts to focus on emerging technologies like AI and cloud computing. While these technologies have the potential to bring in new revenue streams for the company, they also require fewer employees than traditional hardware and software businesses.

  2. Chegg's AI-Powered Writing Tool Chegg, a popular online education platform, recently came under fire for using an AI-powered writing tool that critics say encourages plagiarism and could put writing tutors out of business. The tool, called "Chegg Writing," allows students to upload their writing assignments and receive instant feedback and suggestions for improvement. While Chegg argues that the tool is meant to help students learn and improve their writing skills, some experts worry that it could lead to a decline in the quality of student writing and a loss of jobs for writing tutors.

  3. The Future of AI and Jobs While AI is already causing disruption and job losses in some industries, it's important to remember that AI is also creating new jobs and opportunities. As AI continues to evolve and become more sophisticated, we can expect to see new roles emerge in fields like data analysis, machine learning, and AI ethics. It's up to companies and governments to ensure that workers are prepared for these changes and have the skills they need to thrive in a world where AI is becoming increasingly important.

In conclusion, the world of AI is complex and ever-changing. While there are certainly challenges and job losses associated with this technology, there are also opportunities and exciting possibilities. As we move forward, it's important to approach AI with a critical yet open-minded perspective, and to work together to ensure that the benefits of this technology are shared by all.