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AI Is Disrupting Professions That Require College Degrees. How Should Higher Ed Respond?

February 13, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

The latest wave of AI tools like ChatGPT seem certain to disrupt the workplace in the years ahead — and the most-disrupted professions may be ones that require college degrees. That presents an unprecedented challenge for colleges already struggling to prove their value.

A study published last year used a sophisticated analysis to try to determine which types of jobs are most at risk of major disruptions and shrinkages due to large-language AI models. Topping the list are disciplines popular at colleges around the country — a large number of them in the teaching profession. For instance, eight of the top 10 most exposed jobs are teachers in various fields. Topping the list is telemarketers, and number 10 is sociologists.

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