Athletes and Sports Competitors

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Will "Athletes and Sports Competitors" 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 12.0% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

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or 28% probability of automation

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Median Annual Wage


or $22.94 hourly

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How this compares with other jobs: 239 out of 706

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Job description

Compete in athletic events.

SOC Code: 27-2021

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Brad Marchand (Highly likely) says
Robots can’t get hurt
Dec 16, 2019 at 04:03 PM
Theodor Miesvirta says
This website is trash also because robots can’t be atheles! Like literally atheles!
Dec 11, 2019 at 10:39 AM
Theodor Miesvirta says
This website is trash! Why would people go to watch robots playing sports?
Dec 11, 2019 at 10:36 AM
Adam Hilton (No chance) says
Because watching robots play sports is not at all entertaining.
Dec 10, 2019 at 09:22 PM
Daniel Rodgers (Small chance) says
no way robots can be athletes!!!
Dec 09, 2019 at 09:23 PM
Abby (No chance) says
how are robots going to run up and down the field no one would want to watch that.
Dec 09, 2019 at 05:56 PM
Franklin says
I think there will be robot sports but I don't think they'll ever replace human sports, robot sports will be like it's own genre.
Dec 09, 2019 at 04:12 AM
Josh (No chance) says
A robot should not be the next 'Usain Bolt' it just sounds dumb. There may be like a mini tournament for robots but that's it.
Nov 11, 2019 at 01:36 AM
Hutt (No chance) says
Elevator lifts way more than Olympic weightlifter
Cars are faster than Usain Bolt

Athletes will survive

Nov 04, 2019 at 03:07 PM
me (Small chance) says
how can a robot do sports?????
Oct 28, 2019 at 05:46 PM
big daddy (No chance) says
Robots competing would be boring, because they would perform the same as each other
Oct 25, 2019 at 08:48 AM
Landin (No chance) says
Literally athletes.
Sep 17, 2019 at 01:37 PM
it's 2019 says
I enjoy watching the WNBA.
Sep 06, 2019 at 04:29 PM
Its 2019! says
I'd rather watch a robot play than a women
Sep 06, 2019 at 04:29 PM
ty (No chance) says
why would we watch robots play sports
Sep 06, 2019 at 04:25 PM
Optimistic Pupper (No chance) says
You can't have a robot replace an athlete, because than it would't be sports
Jul 31, 2019 at 03:48 PM
Ty (No chance) says
What he said.
Sep 06, 2019 at 04:24 PM
Dogey (No chance) says
Athletics Need to be unpredictable and suprising so since robots are "perfect" they won't steal jobs with sports.
Jul 30, 2019 at 01:39 PM
Sarah (No chance) says
Athletes are competing in sports and people want to watch sports. Sports players should not be a job that will go extinct.
Jun 25, 2019 at 11:07 PM
Essence Covington (Small chance) says
A sport is a sport for people to play and watch
Jun 24, 2019 at 07:52 PM
Jimmy (Small chance) says
Who wants to watch robots compete?
May 16, 2019 at 04:08 AM
Common sense (No chance) says
Bruh they people
May 07, 2019 at 02:00 AM
pro bowler (No chance) says
your website is wack dose not make sens
May 03, 2019 at 01:51 PM
Amare says
This will never happen
Apr 25, 2019 at 07:42 PM
reeeee says
Watching robots compete against is just boring and no one would ever watch it i rather see a baseball player diving into outfield and making a great play then a robot sit there and raise their metal arm and catch it and how would that even work thats stupid if someone does that to sports
Apr 11, 2019 at 06:38 PM
ty says
I agree with your statment
Sep 06, 2019 at 04:25 PM
Felipe (No chance) says
The attractive part of these sports and its essence are the athletes, without them it would boring as hell
Apr 10, 2019 at 01:59 AM
Theo says
Hmm, like AlphaZero and Stochfish in chess maybe? But we will continue to watch real men perform!
Apr 04, 2019 at 08:29 AM
It's 2019 says
Uh, women's sporting are growing too, and are already big in sports like tennis
Jul 13, 2019 at 09:27 PM
Campbell Lane says
A robot can't meg me
Apr 03, 2019 at 11:37 PM
jack says
why would people want to watch robots compete in sports?
Apr 03, 2019 at 03:59 AM
William Seiding says
it would be cheating if bots were allowed to participated in sports
Mar 26, 2019 at 01:06 PM
moru says
I agree with you.
Apr 01, 2019 at 03:26 PM

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