Generative AI is more likely to complement existing jobs than take over them entirely, though certain roles, such as clerical work, could see more of their tasks automated than others.

According to an Aug. 21 Generative AI and Jobs study by the International Labour Organization — a United Nations agency — 24% of clerical tasks are considered highly exposed to automation, with an additional 58% with medium-level exposure.

Tasks with high and medium GPT-exposure by occupational category. Source: ILO
Occupations with high automation potential by income level and sex. Source: ILO

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Table showing tasks with high automation potential clustered into thematic groups. Source: ILO