This Article is From Mar 23, 2023

Is Your Job Safe? This OpenAI Study Lists Professions That Could Be Replaced By ChatGPT

According to the study, higher-paying jobs are more likely to be automated compared to lower-paying ones.

Is Your Job Safe? This OpenAI Study Lists Professions That Could Be Replaced By ChatGPT

Higher-paying jobs are more likely to be affected as compared to lower-paying ones

Since the emergence of OpenAI's ChatGPT - an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot, people are worried that the powerful technology may eliminate several jobs in the future. Recently, Sam Altman, the CEO of the company that created ChatGPT, also revealed that he was "a little bit scared" of his company's invention.

Now, a new study by OpenAI, Open Research, and the University of Pennsylvania has revealed the jobs that are most at risk of being lost due to the technological revolution triggered by ChatGPT, Metro reported. The study is titled "GPTs are GPTs: An Early Look at the Labor Market Impact Potential of Large Language Models'' which basically identifies the potential exposure that each job has to large language models.

According to the study, higher-paying jobs are more likely to be affected compared to lower-paying ones. Jobs that don't require formal educational credentials are safe from ChatGPT while professions that require proficiency in programming and writing are more susceptible to being automated. Jobs that are heavily reliant on scientific and critical thinking skills are less prone to automation. 

Here's a list of occupations safe from ChatGPT:

  • Agricultural Equipment Operators
  • Athletes and Sports Competitors
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Cement Masons
  • Cooks
  • Cafeteria Attendants
  • Bartenders
  • Dishwashers
  • Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
  • Carpenters
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
  • Slaughterers and Meat Packers
  • Stonemasons

Meanwhile, people with professional degrees and higher incomes are more at risk of losing their jobs to AI. Sectors such as Finance, Education, Journalism, Engineering, and Graphic Design face a greater threat of being supplemented by AI.

List of occupations at risk:

  • Mathematicians
  • Tax Preparers
  • Financial Quantitative Analysts
  • Writers and Authors
  • Web and Digital Interface Designers
  • Court Reporters
  • Simultaneous Captioners
  • Proofreaders
  • Copy Markers
  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • News Analysts
  • Journalists
  • Administrative Assistants

OpenAI recently launched GPT-4, the AI technology that exhibits human-level performance on some professional and academic tasks. According to the company blog, the latest chatbot is "more creative and collaborative than ever before" and would "solve difficult problems with greater accuracy" than its earlier versions.

During an interview with ABC News, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman spoke about ChatGPT and said, "It is going to eliminate a lot of current jobs, that's true. We can make much better ones. The reason to develop AI at all, in terms of impact on our lives and improving our lives and upside, this will be the greatest technology humanity has yet developed." 

He added that "people should be happy" that the company was "a little bit scared" of the potential of AI.