Tuesday, June 18, 2024
No menu items!

Top 5 This Week

bama cap

Related Posts

Tech Giants Job Cuts in Early 2024

- Ad-
Share this

The tech sector is undergoing a major shakeup, with major players like Amazon, Unity Software, and Duolingo announcing significant job cuts and strategic shifts.

While the reasons vary, a common thread emerges: the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and a focus on streamlining operations for long-term growth.

Amazon Reorganizes Prime Video and MGM Studios:

- Ad -
  • Hundreds of jobs are being eliminated across Prime Video and MGM Studios, following similar layoffs at Twitch and earlier cuts in 2023.
  • The company is prioritizing investments in content and product initiatives that deliver the most impact, while reducing or discontinuing others.
  • This move comes just before the introduction of ads on Prime Video, a strategy expected to generate billions in revenue.

Unity Software Streamlines Operations:

  • The gaming technology company is cutting 1,800 jobs, roughly 25% of its workforce, as part of a broader restructuring plan.
  • The decision follows a challenging year marked by previous layoffs, a controversial pricing change, and CEO John Riccitiello’s departure.
  • Unity aims to become more efficient and profitable by focusing on its core offerings and leveraging AI to automate certain tasks.

Duolingo Embraces AI, Leading to Contract Worker Layoffs:

- Ad-
  • The language learning app has let go of about 10% of its contract workers as it shifts towards greater AI integration.
  • The layoffs are not solely due to AI, but the company is using AI to automate content creation, translation review, and other tasks.
  • Duolingo emphasizes that human expertise will still be crucial for quality control and creative input, despite the increased reliance on AI.

Industry Trends and Broader Implications

These job cuts are not isolated incidents; a ResumeBuilder report suggests that 37% of companies replaced workers with AI in 2023, and the trend is expected to continue in 2024.

- Ad -

While AI presents opportunities for increased efficiency and innovation, it also raises concerns about job displacement and the need for reskilling and adaptation.

The tech sector’s transformation highlights the importance of adaptability and continuous learning for both companies and individuals to navigate the evolving landscape.

Share this
- Ad -
Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu is a Tech enthusiast, happy to delve deeper into the African tech space covering Social Media, AI, Startups, Telcos, Cryptocurrency, Big Data, Women in Tech and all matters Tech. Write to me @[email protected]

Popular Articles