Predictions about artificial intelligence and work abound. But the truth is we don’t know exactly how AI will impact businesses and the workforce. “We’re learning as we go along,” writes Charter editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney in Charter’s AI Mandate for HR.

For insights on how AI might affect talent and firm performance, I spoke with Anastassia Fedyk, an assistant professor of finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley, who has conducted research on how firm-level investments in AI capabilities have already impacted company growth and workforce composition, using data from 2010 to 2018. These findings can provide a framework for understanding AI at work today, but keep in mind that these technologies are developing at a rapid pace. Here are some highlights from that conversation:

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