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“The results suggest that in Tennessee, you could effectively boost income among residents by $800 million per year if you reduce opioid usage 10 percent.”
"I think what COVID-19 has done is to accelerate the use of AI," said Bill Fox, director of the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee. "... Just go through the list of things that have been challenges for the labor force during COVID, and you don't have these problems with AI and with autonomous vehicles."
Experts discuss the future of the global workforce in a labor market disrupted by COVID-19. "The lower end of the skill spectrum in the U.S. continues to struggle to make a living wage," said Marianne Wanamaker, associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Haslam College of Business.
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Positive economic growth is expected over the next year for the state, although it may be rocky and somewhat sporadic.