So check this out, there was a crazy study done by the Department for Education in the U.K. and reported by The Telegraph and The Daily Mail. They found out that certain jobs, like management consultants and business analysts, are more likely to be taken over by AI and chatbots. On the flip side, construction workers and similar jobs are less likely to be impacted by artificial intelligence.
The study looked at 365 job categories and their skill sets, and compared them to the top 10 applications of artificial intelligence to see how they match up. And what they found was that jobs that need more formal education are more likely to be replaced by AI, with management consultants and business analysts ranking right at the top.
But get this, lawyers are also among the top professions that could become obsolete. And when it comes to chatbots and advanced language models like ChatGPT, telephone salespersons are the most likely to be displaced. Solicitors and general salespersons follow behind in the risk of being replaced by chatbot technology.
But jobs that require specific technical skills and manual labor are less likely to be taken over by technology. So sports players are at the top of the list for being safe from AI invasion. The study also found that jobs with lower wages or minimal formal education requirements are safer from AI intervention.
So, in a nutshell, manual work that’s technically difficult and in unpredictable environments, with lower wages, are less likely to be replaced by AI. Here’s the rundown: The top five jobs at risk of AI exposure are management consultants and business analysts, financial managers and directors, chartered and certified accountants, psychologists, and purchasing managers and directors.
And the top five jobs at risk of chatbot exposure are telephone salespersons, solicitors, psychologists once again, further education teaching professionals, and market and street traders and assistants. So that’s what we’re working with, pretty wild stuff.