Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials

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Will "Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll is less clear, and shows a 61% chance of automation within the next couple of decades.

Automation Risk Level

You are doomed

or 98% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $12.34 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 685 out of 706

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Job description

Officiate at competitive athletic or sporting events. Detect infractions of rules and decide penalties according to established regulations. Includes all sporting officials, referees, and competition judges.

SOC Code: 27-2023

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dabonemhaters (Highly likely) says
New AI technology will be more accurate on fouls, off-sides etc
Apr 05, 2019 at 10:47 AM
Jacob says
Human referees make sports better
Apr 02, 2019 at 01:21 AM
hello jacob says
I think the same but robots are cheaper and the companies don't care if you prefer humans over robots, all they want is the money and to save as much as they can.
Apr 05, 2019 at 10:53 AM
T says
no they don't, they change outcomes of the game in terrible ways
Aug 16, 2019 at 05:56 PM

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