How AI Will Impact 80% of Jobs: Study by OpenAI

How AI Will Impact 80% of Jobs: Study by OpenAI

OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, has released a study forecasting that artificial intelligence will impact 80% of workers in the future. The study used OpenAI’s newest AI GPT-4 and human researchers to investigate the potential of language models and how they will affect jobs in the US.

The publishing industry is ranked #3 in terms of GPT exposure.

Key Findings:

  • 80% of the US workforce could have 10% of their work tasks assigned to Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPTs).
  • 19% of US workers could see up to 50% of their work tasks impacted by the rise and eventual adoption of AI.
  • 86 jobs were identified as completely exposed by the AI, while human experts identified 15 jobs.
  • Higher-wage occupations generally presented more tasks with high exposure.
  • The AI language models listed mathematicians, accountants and auditors, news analysts, reporters, and journalists, legal secretaries and administrative assistants, clinical data managers, and climate change policy analysts as 100% exposed jobs.
  • The language models found correspondence clerks, blockchain engineers, court reporters, and simultaneous captioners, and proofreaders and copy markers to be more than 90% exposed.

Impact on Jobs:

  • Human experts identified mathematicians, tax preparers, financial quantitative analysts, writers and authors, and web and digital interface designers as 100% exposed jobs.
  • Jobs with high percentage of exposure include survey researchers, writers and authors, interpreters and translators, public relations specialists, and animal scientists.
  • The AI models show that GPTs could save workers a significant amount of time completing a large share of their tasks.