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The professions most at risk from AI

The rapid advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation technologies has sparked both excitement and apprehension about their impact on the workforce. While AI brings about unprecedented opportunities for innovation and productivity, it also poses a significant threat to certain job sectors. As AI capabilities grow, several professions are facing the risk of displacement or major transformation.

According to research by DailyAI.com around 49% of workers are fearful that AI will steal their job rendering them unemployed. Luke Eales, Founder of DailyAI.com believes we need to stop looking at AI as a threat or as a way to replace jobs but as an opportunity to improve peoples’ working lives. He Comments, “In the case of Purbeck Stone, we’ve seen that automation is not just a means of cutting costs and reducing the workforce, but also a force for good in removing from harm’s way workers who would otherwise be running very significant risks of fatal accidents. We need to stop looking at artificial intelligence as a means of replacing jobs and instead see it as a way forward in streamlining and modernising roles”.

“SoftBank Robotics and China’s Keenan Robotics, who are working together to make robot waiters widely available in Singapore and Japan, believe that robots won’t fully take over, but rather will assist humans in serving food, giving restaurant staff more time to focus on customer service”

The below statistic highlights the levels of risk of automation associated with different professions and careers.

  • Waiters and waitresses have the highest risk of automation at 72.81%.
  • Following just behind are shelf fillers at 71.70% and elementary sales occupations at 70.69%.
  • The job role least at risk of automation are medical practitioners, with just 18.11% of being automated.
  • To put this into perspective, waitresses are four times more at risk of their job being automated than medical practitioners.
  • Higher education teaching professionals and secondary education teaching professionals are the next two professions least at risk of automation, at 20.27% and 20.61% respectively. 

Risk of automation varies by gender and age: 

  • The 20-24 age bracket is the most at risk of finding their jobs automated, at 15.7%.
  • In comparison the 35-39 year age bracket has just 1.32% risk. 
  • 7 in 10 of the most at-risk roles are currently held by women. 

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