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### White House Report Reveals 10% of US Workers Engage with Advanced AI Roles

A report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers found 20% of American workers are in rol…

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A recent report released by the White House on Thursday highlighted that approximately 10% of the workforce is involved in occupations characterized by high levels of AI utilization and low performance requirements, rendering them susceptible to potential displacement.

The report indicates that 20% of American workers are extensively engaged with AI technologies, with 10% of the labor force facing significant exposure to AI and nearly half of them having relatively minimal efficiency demands, making them susceptible to displacement due to AI-driven automation.

The annual Economic Report of the President by the Council of Economic Advisers presented these findings, emphasizing the profound impact of AI on job dynamics and income distribution. The report suggests that AI might favor workers with advanced education in higher-paying positions, potentially exacerbating income inequality.

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As highlighted by the report, 20% of American employees are heavily involved with AI, with 10% occupying roles with lower effectiveness thresholds. (Image credit: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“Caution should be exercised in interpreting the data presented here. The interplay between supply and demand, as demonstrated in previous research, significantly influences wage patterns and employment trends,” the report cautioned. “Nevertheless, the potential for heightened inequity resulting from AI deployment should inform policy considerations.”

The report also points out that individuals adversely affected by AI may have distinct demographic characteristics compared to those merely exposed to AI.

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The report suggests that even with AI advancements, certain responsibilities like overseeing school bus technology may persist, indicating that AI does not entirely replace human tasks. (Image credit: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

“For example, some individuals without four-year degrees but with high school diplomas are engaged in roles with significant AI exposure and performance criteria. While a considerable percentage of college graduates are exposed to AI, their higher efficiency standards may mitigate the risk of displacement,” the report highlighted.

The analysis revealed minor gender-based discrepancies in AI exposure at the workplace, with 19% of men and 20% of women experiencing high AI exposure, and 9% of men and 12% of women in roles with low performance requirements.

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The report illustrates how automation, such as autopilot systems in airplanes, does not eliminate the need for human intervention in certain tasks. (Image credit: Boeing / Fox News)

“Although economic and demographic analyses offer potential insights, they oversimplify a complex reality,” the statement emphasized. It clarified that while 10% of workers face significant AI exposure and low performance standards, it does not guarantee inevitable job loss but rather a transformation in job roles due to AI integration.

The report underscores that while AI can streamline tasks, the essence of most jobs involves a variety of responsibilities, only a fraction of which can be automated. AI’s role is envisioned as augmenting human capabilities and reshaping job functions without devaluing human labor.

For instance, even if AI enables buses to operate autonomously, human supervision may still be necessary to ensure passenger safety. This signifies that AI may redefine the role of a school bus driver without rendering it obsolete, akin to how aircraft autopilot systems have coexisted with human pilots for decades.

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