Food Preparation Workers

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Will "Food Preparation Workers" 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 66% chance of automation within the next couple of decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 87% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $10.31 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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Least likely

How this compares with other jobs: 505 out of 706

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Job description

Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.

SOC Code: 35-2021

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Erin Clay says
I voted high because one can pretty much take a Raspberry Pi and a camera today and get a few robot arms and sensors (if they have the skills and know how, of course) and automate the process with some relays and programmable logic controllers (PLCs)...sooo by using a sensor network. But good food quality testing would have to be in place as well.
Mar 31, 2019 at 10:12 PM

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