The Role Of Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Productivity & Economic Growth In Nordic Welfare States.

Authors

Keywords:

Artificial intelligence, Economic growth, Nordic States, Social safety, Income equality

Abstract

The Nordic welfare states have long been admired for their robust social welfare systems and high standards of living. However, as these economies face challenges posed by demographic shifts and global economic competition, the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in driving productivity and economic growth becomes increasingly pertinent. This research explores the multifaceted relationship between AI, productivity, and economic growth in the context of Nordic welfare states. Drawing upon existing literature and empirical evidence, this study explores how AI can enhance worker capabilities by automating routine tasks, increase productivity across various sectors including manufacturing by optimizing resource allocation, public administration and driving innovation. Additionally, it investigates the mechanisms through which AI adoption influences economic growth, considering factors such as innovation, efficiency gains, and the creation of new industries and employment opportunities. Moreover, the study delves into the unique characteristics of Nordic welfare states, such as strong social safety nets and emphasis on human capital development, and assesses how these factors interact with AI-driven productivity and economic growth. Furthermore, the study examines policy implications, including the need for adaptive regulatory frameworks, investment in AI infrastructure and research, and strategies for up-skilling the workforce to ensure inclusive growth and social cohesion. By offering insights into the role of AI in shaping productivity and economic growth within Nordic welfare states, this research contributes to a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by AI adoption in the context of advanced social welfare models. The study emphasizes the significance of social safety nets in Nordic welfare states and the need for re-skilling and up-skilling to prevent job displacement. It also explores the potential of AI adoption in these states, aiming to inform policymakers and stakeholders on strategies to maximize the benefits of AI while maintaining social cohesion.

Author Biography

Junaid Butt, Advocate High Court, Member AJK BAR COUNCIL,  2nd Floor Old Courts Plaza, Muzafarabad, Azad Kashmir, PAKISTAN

Mag. Junaid Sattar Butt, LL.M, is a highly accomplished legal professional with a diverse educational background and a wealth of practical experience. Holding a Master of Laws (LL.M) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B). Butt brings a unique blend of legal expertise and financial acumen to his professional endeavors. In addition to his legal qualifications. Further holds a Master's degree in Political Science (MA), MBA in Finance and a Bachelor's degree in Commerce (B.Com), showcasing his commitment to a comprehensive understanding of both legal and socio-political landscapes. With over four years of practical experience as an Advocate in both District and High Courts, Mag. Butt has demonstrated exceptional skills in legal practice, including litigation, advocacy and drafting. His proficiency extends to acadamia, where he has served as a Lecturer imparting legal knowledge and expertise. Butt has also contributed significantly in his role as a Legal Research Officer at Malik Law Associates. His research publications stand as a testament to his dedication to advancing legal understanding and knowledge. Throughout his career, Mag. Junaid Sattar Butt has proven himself to be a committed and knowledgeable professional, seamlessly combining his educational background with practical experience in the legal field. His multifaceted expertise positions him as a valuable asset in legal practice, academia, and research.

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Published

2024-04-30

How to Cite

Butt, J. (2024). The Role Of Artificial Intelligence (AI) In Productivity & Economic Growth In Nordic Welfare States. Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, 20(2). Retrieved from https://dj.univ-danubius.ro/index.php/AUDOE/article/view/2714

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Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth