Goldman Sachs economists predict that up to 300 million full-time jobs worldwide could be automated in some way by the latest wave of artificial intelligence (AI). They estimate that 18% of global work could be computerized, with a deeper effect in advanced economies than in emerging markets. While white-collar workers are more at risk, physically demanding or outdoor occupations will see little effect, the report suggests. The US and Europe are particularly exposed, with two-thirds of current jobs exposed to some degree of AI automation. The report also highlights the potential for a productivity boom following the initial impact on jobs.