Physicists

10%

Will "Physicists" 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 17.3% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

No worries

or 10% probability of automation

Projected Growth

8%

by 2024

People Employed

16,730

as of 2019

Median Annual Wage

$122,850

or $59.06 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 171 out of 707

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Job description

Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

SOC Code: 19-2012

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Comments

Tom (No chance) says
Whilst experimental physics can be automated, I doubt theoretical physics will be automated
Aug 07, 2020 at 12:20 PM
Mark (No chance) says
Most physicists I know are already good with experimental automation and AI and there's still plenty of work for everyone.
Jul 20, 2020 at 04:55 PM
Nine says
Scientific discovery can be easily automated. It has a rather rigorous process. And if not, then the computer can use randomness like humans do.
Feb 26, 2020 at 10:24 PM
Me (Small chance) says
Too chaotic
Dec 07, 2019 at 01:08 AM
Physics boy says
10% really??
Nov 11, 2019 at 08:47 AM
Anthony says
It’s comparatively still very low, so don’t worry about it lol.
Aug 28, 2020 at 05:30 AM
Furkan (No chance) says
artificial intelligence can not be a physicist because it takes more than imitation to ask a new question to understand the universe
Sep 23, 2019 at 03:04 PM
Charlotte Bellanie (No chance) says
It’s a job that simply can’t be replaced, robots don’t have feelings, it would feel as though you were talking to a wall.
Sep 19, 2019 at 06:02 AM
Giorno (No chance) says
There is no way scientific discovery can be automated
Jul 25, 2019 at 04:54 AM
Gabriel says
Not really. AIs understand patterns better than we do. Also being faster than we are.
Apr 28, 2020 at 01:49 PM
Faisal Ali says
I might not really agree because the work of Physicist is too complicated & AI will not replace any theoretical scientists at all.
Apr 29, 2020 at 11:02 PM
Johann says
Probably means automating certain procedures in experiments, or using simulations to define and test experimental laws, hypotheses, etc.
Aug 06, 2020 at 07:38 PM

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