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The high-paying careers hurt by the AI revolution



Tech workers were a notable casualty of the AI revolution, it said. Roles in data management, IT support analysts and web designers fell by more than a third.

The website identified dozens of jobs which were judged to be the most exposed to AI replacement, using studies published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the University of Pennsylvania, and Goldman Sachs. 

AI’s takeover of the workplace has caused disquiet among unions, who have called on the Government to regulate the nascent technology. 

Less than half of those surveyed by tech union Prospect said they were confident their employer would consult them about introducing the technology at work. 

Andrew Pakes, Prospect’s deputy general secretary, said: “Advances in technology have the potential to bring huge benefits to both employers and workers.

“But there needs to be proper consultation with workers about what is being introduced and how before anything is implemented.”

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Britons are increasingly nervous about using AI relative to other countries, according to a report by pollster Ipsos. 

Only 12pc of those surveyed by the company said they believed AI would create more job opportunities than jobs that are lost – and just under half (46pc) said businesses should embrace the technology in the workplace.

Customer service jobs are expected to vanish as roles become more automated, the report found.

Roughly four in 10 said they did not expect AI to impact their job in the next year, but the figure fell to one in four when looking five years from now.

Andrew Hunter, of Adzuna, said: “Skilled, white-collar workers whose jobs rely on their wealth of knowledge may be particularly at risk from AI, with the technology increasingly able to emulate responses and outputs. 

“Job vacancies have fallen across the board year-on-year, but some jobs have seen larger declines that may in part be due to the increasing adoption of AI.”

However, Mr Hunter said AI “will also create new job opportunities for roles like prompt engineers as companies clamour to make the most of advancements.”

It comes as research by nonprofit employment network Generation found the entry-level tech job had “disappeared”. 

The report found 94pc of employers in over 16 industries said they required prior work experience, with two-thirds of companies demanding at least a year of work experience. 

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