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Will Robots Take Over Your Job? Discover Which Professions Are Most at Risk

A new study has revealed which human jobs robots are likely to take to replace humans.

This could be bad news for management professionals, as accountants, consultants and psychologists are among the professions most at risk.

However, athletes, roofers and steel installers can take comfort, as the study reveals that these professions are the safest from the advancement of artificial intelligence technology for the moment.

In the study, researchers analyzed 365 categories of jobs, including the different abilities required for each.

Each of these capabilities was then compared against a selection of the ten most common AI applications, to see if they could be helped by AI.

This allowed the researchers to assign a threat score by the AI to each profession.

What jobs are most at risk?

The researchers found that jobs that require a higher level of formal education are more likely to be replaced by AI in the future, such as management consulting and business analysis, which received a score of 1.49.

This was followed by accounting and psychologists, and the legal professions also entered the list of the 10 most at-risk professions, with a score of 1.4.

Artificial intelligence has already begun to automate some aspects of the legal profession, as last month the first contract negotiated entirely by artificial intelligence was signed.

Surprisingly, clergy are also likely to be replaced by chatbots.

Which jobs are least at risk of replacement?

In the Industrial Revolution, manual workers may have been the most at risk of being replaced by robots, but artificial intelligence has powerfully reversed this trend.

The study found that jobs involving technically difficult manual work were much less likely to be replaced by artificial intelligence.

The report's authors add that lower wages in these jobs, with the exception of professional sports players, have reduced the incentive to search for mechanical alternatives.

Sports players, roofers and “primary construction trades” were rated as least at risk of replacement.

The report also found that jobs requiring the lowest levels of formal education were less exposed to AI.

The only exception included night security guards, where “potential uses of AI have been documented as anything from live video surveillance to AI-powered patrol robots,” the researchers say.

The finance and insurance industry was most at risk from artificial intelligence, closely followed by the information and communications industry, and professional, scientific and technical roles.

Accommodation and food services were found to be the least at risk. This was followed by the automobile trade, agricultural, forestry and fishing industries.

AI may replace some jobs quickly, but many others will require more time and technological development to be completely replaced.

Source: Daily Mail -Publication date: 02/12/2023

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