Roof bolter, a job with a future? According to OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, yes. Faced with the dazzling success of AI, the firm has unveiled its list of 34 professions that can never be replaced by the large language models (LLM) of artificial intelligence, reports South West.
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It can be found in a long study entitled “GPTs are GPTs: a first look at the labor market impact of large language models”, published on March 27 and conducted by OpenAI, OpenResearch and the University of Pennsylvania. Spoiler alert : these are mostly manual trades which are already essential today. In case you want to retrain, here they are – listed in alphabetical order:
Meat slaughterer and packer
Assistant roofer (the construction or repair of roofs)
Helper mason, block mason, stonemason, tiler and marble worker
Helper painter, paperlayer, plasterer and stucco worker (stucco specialist)
Plumber’s helper, plumber, pipe fitter and heater fitter
Athlete and sports competitor
Roof bolter in the mining industry (fastening bolts)
Operator of paving, surfacing and tamping machinery
Hand cutter and pruner
Fast food cook
Meat, Poultry and Fish Cutter and Trimmer
Manufacturer of foundry molds and cores
Power line installer and repairer
Vehicle glass installer and repairer
Dishwasher (for dishes, not in water)
Cement mason and concrete finisher
Bus and truck mechanic and diesel engine specialist
Oil and Gas Extractor Operator
Oil Rig Operator, Oil & Gas
Conversely, a little higher in the study, there is a list of professions that could very easily be replaced by AIs. If you plan to become a mathematician, financial analyst, author, writer, web interface designer or tax preparer – or if you already practice this profession – beware, you are on the front line.
Ditto for accountants, legal secretaries, administrative assistants, clinical data managers or climate change policy analysts. And we won’t be clever for very long either, because even the professions of information analysts, reporters and journalists are in the same boat.