Will "Mathematicians" be replaced by AI & Robots?

There is very little chance of this occupation being replaced by robots/AI. This is further validated by our poll, which suggests a 28% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

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or 5% probability of automation

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by 2024

People Employed


as of 2019

Median Annual Wage


or $50.49 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 137 out of 707

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Job description

Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.

SOC Code: 15-2021

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Faisal Ali Al-Zharani says
Mathematicians being replaced by AI technology is not a bad idea. But this still upsets some people. Like me yes I'm a little upset but I don't I'll be thinking about creating jobs for mathematicians that hasn't bee in the (mathematics society) something like a direct career path for full time mathematicians. If is that secondary school teaching alright but not other job opportunities provided for mathematicians. I'm still thinking about the medicine field & how are experts in the field medicine are going to be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI) & also occupations like engineers or scientists.
Apr 20, 2020 at 04:46 PM
kevin (Small chance) says
Mathematics at its core requires a lot of creativity, something which AI is as of yet not good at. However AI will of course play a big role in defining potential research and we already see AI being used to find interesting mathematical patterns that we as humans have overlooked. It will be an aid to us, at least for the short/medium term.
Jul 11, 2019 at 11:15 AM
seojin (No chance) says
well at first you need creativity to think about what should he do,
and AI does not have creativity!
so AI could be assistant not mathematicians.
Jun 03, 2019 at 08:31 AM

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