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Will "Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is a small chance this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 41% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

No worries

or 21% probability of automation

People Employed


as of 2019

Median Annual Wage


or $35.46 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 213 out of 707

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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

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Job description

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

SOC Code: 15-1257

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Muhammad Sulaiman says
Did you heard about Anima and GPT-3 it will change the game of web development it can be automate
Oct 08, 2020 at 03:26 PM
Lesley Krouwkamp says
The development section is the best occupation to stick by, because there is only a 21% risk that AI would take over and Content management systems would still be needed for the speedy websites built.
Aug 14, 2020 at 12:11 PM
Dominic (Small chance) says
There are certain tasks in web development which repeat a lot and could been taken over by an AI. I'm talking about mashing up a first draft or even functional mockup, generating markup or template code out of it, configuring the build pipe or management of data schemes, even a first draft of the application, like a generated project structure to work on, including some classes or API endpoints to a scale. However, AI would only speed up the development process, which is good, as the digitalization of a whole society would require a multiplying workforce in that area, and that would not happen so soon. So less people will manage more work, because AI would come in handy.
Aug 05, 2020 at 06:26 PM
Ayush Saxena (Likely) says
Keeping recent innovations in mind like GPT3 realised in 3rd week of July in 2020, I believe that this field may soon(3-4 years) end up with AI
Aug 01, 2020 at 06:07 PM
kevin (Highly likely) says
GPT-3 is here, and right now is able to convert plain text into html-cs-js code
Jul 31, 2020 at 01:50 AM
lola says
I am very sure that Web Development as a career is on its way out and in the next 5-10 years, there will be very very few people working on this, just enough people teaching the AI how to make the best website
These people will be no longer needed to in another couple of years.
Jul 18, 2020 at 10:04 PM
leonllr (Small chance) says
Sites made with too complicated frameworks for AI, and Node.js will withstand
Jun 22, 2020 at 04:00 PM
Adreqi says
The client always have a little thing to change to their website, that's too much of this, too little of that, make it more red, make it move that way, no way an IA would be able to handle that x)

Now when AIs will be able to communicate with human beings and understand things like double entendre, sarcasm and all that shit people say while they mean something else, Web developers won't be the only ones in danger.
Jun 22, 2020 at 12:35 PM
Nazar (Likely) says
We all will be replaced by AI
Jun 05, 2020 at 12:12 AM
Purva (Could go either way) says
There are fair chances, people will opt for AI designed website, if the price and time for website design is lower.
May 31, 2020 at 02:41 PM
Mr.Turki (No chance) says
No robots can code what a human thinks of or want
May 29, 2020 at 03:12 AM
Emigdio Perez (Likely) says
Since there are "low-code" platform like OutSystems which by there you can create a web application or become web developer without having to know about coding like HTML, JavaScript, and/or CSS. While not everyone knows about OutSystems, but it could still be "likely" that OutSystems (automated) can replace the web developers.
Apr 20, 2020 at 07:59 PM
Silky J (Could go either way) says
For the creative side no. For any task I do that is repetitive when developing a site? I sure hope so. I wish there was a smart machine, program or being that could pick up on these patterns and automate them for me.
Oct 28, 2019 at 03:36 AM
Check says
Need a very innovative and creative mind to do this
Sep 17, 2019 at 04:49 PM
Louis (No chance) says
Web development requires creativity which can't really be automated
Jul 12, 2019 at 09:55 PM
Sarah (No chance) says
Web design is a creative occupation and there is no way robots are going to be taking over the job.
Jun 25, 2019 at 08:30 PM
brandon (Could go either way) says
The creative/artistic aspect of web development will never be replaced but the technical/maintenance aspect of web development may be replaced.
Jun 18, 2019 at 10:33 PM
Max (No chance) says
Completely accurate but robots are starting to "learn how to be creative" so I would say yes you are correct with the current AI, but in the future, it might look differently.
Jan 07, 2020 at 05:17 PM
Thomoane (Could go either way) says
Web development is a job that will disappear and give way to creating it with a content management system for everyone
Apr 25, 2019 at 12:29 AM
Jayson says
Probably not Thomoane, CMS might be great but innovation based sites like social medias and core service providing sites might still need web developers.
May 11, 2019 at 10:11 PM

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