The jobs most affected by generative AI

Research has found that around 300 million jobs across major economies are set to be affected by generative AI — here are the roles reported to be particularly exposed

According to a study from Goldman Sachs, a quarter of business work carried out across the US and the eurozone could be automated, with generative AI capabilities projected to raise annual global CDP by 7 per cent over 10 years, reported the Financial Times.

On the flipside however, the duties of 300 million full-time workers across major economies are predicted to be exposed to the technology, with lawyers and administrative staff to be at greatest risk of becoming redundant.

The Goldman Sachs study says that most employees will see less than half of their workload become automated, allowing them to continue in their roles while more time is freed up to help towards more valuable tasks that impact the bigger picture.

Goldman’s projections are based on data detailing the typically performed administrative tasks across thousands of job roles in the US and Europe.

Which jobs will be impacted?

Meanwhile, further research from OpenAI — the developer of notable generative AI-powered tool ChatGPT — reveals that 80 per cent of staff in the US could see at least 10 per cent of duties transferred to the technology.

The startup also found from its analysis of job roles that around a fifth of the US workforce would see over 50 per cent of work become “exposed” to ChatGPT, meaning the tool could carry them out faster with no loss of quality, said The Times.

Below are the ten jobs found by OpenAI’s research to be most at risk to exposure:

Job group%
Personal finance advisors and brokers56%
Data Processing52%
Other news and information services52%
Journalism and publishing52%
Credit and mortgage brokers51%
Licencing of patents, trademarks50%
Investment funds and trusts49%
Central bank monetary authorities49%
Wholesale electronic markets and brokers48%

Source: OpenAI


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