10 Jobs that will cease to exist by 2040 due to the expansion of AI— are you on the list?


We think there’s still plenty of time until 2040. And in fact, it’s only 19 years away. At least from the perspective of our lives, or the moments we’ve lived. And for artificial intelligence, those 19 years is a time when a lot can change. Here are the professions that are very likely to disappear or change their nature by 2040.

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Right now, we’re all grateful to nurses for helping us and standing guard over our health during the reign of the COVID-19 virus, but that doesn’t change the fact that right now, there is a growing push for AI to replace nurses and nurse practitioners during this work.

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In Egypt, at a private clinic, one researcher has already created a robot to help patients infected with the COVID-19 virus. And while replacing workers in this profession sounds somewhat impossible at this point, remember that 19 years from now, our point of view may be completely different and the capabilities of artificial intelligence will have advanced significantly.


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The fact that librarians may no longer be needed has been reported in the media around the world for some time now. They predict that in a few years the librarian’s role will be limited to preparing books selected by the reader using a system. In many places, this will probably remain the case, while large libraries will be equipped with intelligent systems that will send such books directly to the reader. In fact, we can already see this happening in several libraries today. So today’s librarian can turn into an AI service quality controller, as well as a book-covering assistant.

Couriers and messengers

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If food and drink from, say, Costa Coffee will be delivered by robot, why not parcels? Besides, drones are already capable of sending packages of appropriate weight or transferring medical supplies. The situation is also not helped by the existence and development of parcel machines, which, especially for busy people, turn out to be a reliable solution. Therefore, despite the enduring fame of e-commerce shopping, in 19 years couriers and delivery men may simply cease to be necessary.

Copywriters and editors

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The article you are currently reading was written by a human. This is quite important information, especially in the context of the future. After all, another endangered “species” on the job market are copywriters, as well as editors. The first tests are already underway. And although the effect is still too flat, specialists estimate that by 2040 we will think about this profession in the same way as today, for example, about a leatherworker — apparently, he can work, but in most cases, it does not pay. To confirm our words, we remind you that AI has already written an article for The Guardian, a play, and even some songs that people liked.


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Almost none of us today uses the bank personally. Unless there are some situations that require our presence. Specialists predict that within 15 years, the banking profession should disappear. What’s more, this process has been greatly accelerated by the pandemic. People decided to use online services, often without the need for human interaction. However, this does not change the fact that it is likely that banks will still invest in financial advisors unless they too are replaced by AI, since artificial intelligence has already been able to create a fair tax system. Does this mean the end of banks’ existence? No. There will simply be fewer of them, as we will be able to do most things online or through intelligent systems.

Cab drivers

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Many experts are already talking about the extinction of this profession from the perspective of 2030. However, in our opinion, such estimates of the total reduction of cab drivers’ jobs are too early. Admittedly, many cities have already introduced autonomous cabs, e.g. in Shanghai, which do not need a driver. However, taking into account our country, it seems to us that such a replacement will take place between 2030 and 2040 at the earliest. What is no less important, apart from cab drivers there will be drivers of other vehicles, including trucks. This will be a considerable saving for the employer. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that already more and more car companies are betting on autonomous cars. Also, this profession may remain only a memory in the coming years.

Production workers

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It’s also one of the most automated industries. As with autonomous cars, manufacturing jobs should disappear between 2030 and 2040. The reason? Replacing humans with appropriate, intelligent sensors, such as those that detect foreign bodies in food. And here again, the number of production workers will be significantly reduced. For they will turn into quality controllers of AI activities.


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And what will happen to the bakers? Good question! Back during the pandemic, everyone was betting on their baked goods. Whether making bread the traditional way — with your hands, or with smart food processors. But what about the “mass” scale? Here, too, experts say that man will be fully replaced by the machine. and although for some time yet the bread from the baker will seem like something we look forward to, in a few years we may not experience such a luxury. Why? Manufacturing is faster, cheaper.


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Who will assess the damage? Who will determine the type of compensation? Well, artificial intelligence. The first systems are already being implemented in this industry. An example here is one of the insurance companies in Australia. The advantage of such a replacement may be the reduction of emotions and human factors that often affect the final decision, for example, on the payment of damages.

Opticians and pharmacists

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To confirm our choice, you don’t necessarily have to click through the research and look at how automated the pharmaceutical industry is. It is enough that you follow our service regularly or you are simply interested in artificial intelligence. This is because from time to time there is news about work on new drugs, analysis of chemical compositions, and so on. Specialists also predict that machines will produce them manually, for example, ointments made by hand in pharmacies. Artificial intelligence is also expected to replace the lady or gentleman at the pharmacy window by 2040.

And what will it really be like? To verify the predictions of scientists, we probably have to wait at least 18 years.

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