Singapore may be the only nation with less than a 40 per cent chance of its employed people being seriously impacted by the increase in artificial intelligence (AI) work automation. In the Asia Pacific region, the three countries that are likely to be most affected by AI automation are Bhutan, Pakistan and India in that order. In Europe, it is Armenia that will see maximum impact of AI automation, followed by North Macedonia and Estonia. In the Africa region, Zambia, Angola and Uganda will see maximum jobs being affected by AI automation. In the Middle East region, Iran, Jordan and Egypt are likely to be most impacted by automation. In South America, workers in Bolivia, Mexico and Saint Lucia are likely to be most impacted by artificial intelligence-based automation.
In the nations where income rates are high or upper middle, the likelihood of being impacted by artificial intelligence (AI) job automation is less. The top 10 countries where the likelihood of jobs being lost to automation is the least are either high-income countries or upper middle-income groups.
These facts have been revealed in a study based on data from WillRobotsTakeMyJob.com. As per the study, 64 per cent of the global workforce is at high risk of artificial intelligence-based automation. In the US, 74 per cent of the working population may lose their jobs to AI automation. That means, about 110 million workers are at risk of being impacted by AI automation!
Workers with low education are 280 per cent more likely to be replaced by AI than those who are highly educated. The likelihood of high-paying jobs being replaced by AI is 34 per cent less compared to the low-paying jobs.
Average AI automation risk for clerical support workers in the administrative and support services sector is 89.5 per cent, while for service and sales workers, it is 85.7 per cent. In the manufacturing industry, plant and machine operators and assemblers are at 86.5 per cent average AI automation risk, while craft and related trade workers are at 84.4 per cent average AI automation risk. In the transportation and storage industry, elementary jobs are at 81.5 per cent average AI automation risk.
Despite Africa being a rapidly-growing tech hub, most African nations have yet to adopt automation on a wide scale. Therefore, once the continent really embraces AI, many workers will face high risk of losing their jobs to automation.