NEW research has revealed which jobs could be most at risk from an AI takeover.
According to researchers at the Pew Research Center think tank, one in five American workers has a job that involves tasks that AI could do.
The researchers used federal data for their study.
They explained: “In the past, technological changes often led to the automation of physical tasks, such as those carried out on factory floors.”
“But AI is behaving more like human brain power, and as its reach expands, it has raised questions about its impact on professional and other clerical jobs — questions the Pew Research Center hopes to answer in a new analysis of government data.”
The report explained that some professions are more likely to be heavily exposed to AI than others.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that artificially intelligent bots or software will take over the highly exposed tasks, but it’s more likely that they will be able to.
Five professions that make the list with the highest AI risk are budget analysts, data entry preparers, accountants, technical writers, and web developers.
Medium-profile positions listed included CEOs, veterinarians, interior designers, fundraisers, and sales managers.
Low levels of exposure to AI risk included hairdressers, childcare workers, dishwashers, firefighters and pipe fitters.
“Workplaces are taken into account in our analysis more exposed to artificial intelligence, if AI can either completely take over or support their most important activities,” the researchers explained.
And he added: “For example, AI could at least partially replace the tasks of “gathering information” and “analyzing data or information” or help with “working with computers”.
The researchers assume that AI alone cannot perform physical tasks or take care of others.
This suggests that while jobs like this one might one day offer AI support, they might not be replaced by a bot.
The report also claimed that women are more likely to be exposed to AI in the workplace than men.
It states: “A greater proportion of women (21%) than men (17%) are likely to be most exposed to AI.”
“That’s because of the differences in the types of jobs that men and women do.”