Jobs that are highly vulnerable to the impacts of AI and those that appear to be AI-resistant

Priya Walia

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The expeditious growth of artificial intelligence has instilled understandable apprehension in various industries as individuals worry about the potential obsolescence of their skills. Nevertheless, as per the findings of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, not all jobs are at risk of being replaced by a machine. The researchers have identified around thirty-five professions that are impervious to artificial intelligence.

The profession of “Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers” tops the list. Furthermore, professional athletes and sports competitors can also be reassured that their occupation is unlikely to be affected by automation.

Occupations such as assistant bartenders, tire technicians, meat processing laborers, short-order cooks, and others are unlikely to be adversely affected by the incorporation of AI.

In contrast, listed below are the top 20 professions that face the maximum risk, as per a research report from Arvix.

  1. Telemarketers
  2. English language and literature teachers
  3. Foreign language and literature teachers
  4. History teachers
  5. Law teachers
  6. Philosophy and religion teachers
  7. Sociology teachers
  8. Political science teachers
  9. Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers
  10. Sociologists
  11. Social work teachers
  12. Psychology teachers
  13. Communications teachers
  14. Political scientists
  15. Cultural studies teachers
  16. Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators
  17. Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates
  18. Geography teachers
  19. Library science teachers
  20. Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists

According to the latest research, the legal services sector has been identified as the most impacted industry that is highly vulnerable to language modeling AI tools. Alongside it, artist and athlete management, travel agent services, and grantmaking and giving services have also been acknowledged as highly exposed fields.

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Via Fox Business