American Workers Most Likely To Be Replaced by AI

A recent report by PwC puts U.S. workers at the highest risk of being replaced by artificial intelligence over the next 15 years. The report–which covered the U.S., the UK, Germany, and Japan–determined that the risk of replacement affects 38% of U.S. jobs, compared to only 35% of German jobs, 30% of UK jobs, and 21% of Japanese Jobs. According to the report, it is the nature of work done that is creating the higher risk for American jobs. For example, in the financial services sector, many U.S. workers are focused on small-scale domestic retail operations. Many UK workers, by comparison, focus on international finance and investment banking. Thanks to the higher levels of expertise required for the latter, this translates to a risk of replacement for 61% of jobs in the U.S. versus only 32% in the UK. The report anticipates a restructuring of the jobs market, with the lowest risk of replacement for jobs that require critical thinking and emotional intelligence, such as jobs in health care, social work, and education.

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