UK 15th Position in The World as Most Vulnerable to AI Displacement

As AI becomes increasingly integrated into our everyday life, Hostinger has conducted a special research to shed light on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on job sectors worldwide. This study identifies the countries and job sectors most at risk of being affected by AI, highlighting the potential displacement of UK retail workers as a significant concern.

Tomas Rasymas, Head of AI at Hostinger, stated, “There is a growing fear of AI taking away people’s jobs. To address this concern, we set out to explore the impact of AI in countries with the highest AI adoption rates. Our findings reveal that the implications of AI on the world of work are more diverse and intriguing than one might initially assume.”

With the rapid growth of the AI market and increasing interest in AI’s impact on daily and professional lives, Hostinger’s study offers valuable insights into the global scope of AI’s influence.

The comprehensive study analysed data on job sectors projected to face the greatest disruption from AI and the number of people employed within these sectors across various countries. The findings indicate that the UK ranks 15th on the index, with financial services, transportation and logistics, and healthcare identified as the sectors most vulnerable to AI displacement.

Notably, the financial services sector emerges as the most susceptible to AI disruption. For instance, the banking industry has already experienced a decline in teller and administrative positions due to automation and digitisation. Experts predict that advanced AI may pose a threat to financial qualitative analysts in the near future.

In the healthcare sector, administrative tasks such as medical record keeping expected to be automated in the near future, leading to a decline in health administration jobs.