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Will "Models" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, workers may be able to take some comfort in the results from our poll, which shows a 48% chance of automation within the next 2 decades.

Automation Risk Level

You are doomed

or 98% probability of automation

Projected Growth


by 2024

Median Annual Wage


or $10.51 hourly

People Employed


as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 682 out of 706

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Job description

Model garments or other apparel and accessories for prospective buyers at fashion shows, private showings, or retail establishments. May pose for photos to be used in magazines or advertisements. May pose as subject for paintings, sculptures, and other types of artistic expression.

SOC Code: 41-9012

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bob you mom (Small chance) says
because robots cant have that natural beauty humans have
Jan 23, 2020 at 11:36 PM
Corrina says
Each photo nowadays is being graphically edited and the result is far from reality. People use filters and rather believe in/publish/look at their artificially "nicer" self. I can imagine just using specific details/data of real top models and building a digital one. The photo can be created without a real person still being realistic and perfect. That's why real models will be less likely necessary. Using digital figures will be/is cheaper than a real model and there will be/is a high demand for CGI artists.
Sep 10, 2019 at 09:48 PM
ItchyHeadRn says
You guys are missing the print. Models only exist because some rich person wants to have pretty people around them.
Jul 18, 2019 at 05:51 PM
Progressive (Could go either way) says
Not sure this is such a bad thing... Just means people will be required to use their brain to success in life
Jul 13, 2019 at 09:33 PM
Eve (Likely) says
Machine learning is creating some highly realistic people already. It seems highly likely for stock photos.
Apr 28, 2019 at 09:49 PM
Joe (Small chance) says
If this happens it will be horrible. Think photoshopping and irreal expectations are a problem NOW? Just wait
Apr 27, 2019 at 11:51 AM
Carter says
Jun 09, 2019 at 03:05 PM
Progressive says
But then people will KNOW it's fake, rather than being under the impression that the highly photoshopped models we see today are real people who (girls/women) should strive to be like rather than being smart, kind, creative, athletic etc.
Jul 13, 2019 at 09:35 PM
Guro (No chance) says
It's literally just physical, human brains don't find "unhuman" things good looking, which is why realistic robots are unsettling. They don't actually look human.
Apr 23, 2019 at 06:41 AM
Someone says
I don't think this is about actual, physical robots but rather computer generated ones.
Apr 26, 2019 at 06:50 PM
jack says
check out
May 12, 2019 at 12:25 PM
Sebastian says
Your comment suggests that you know literally nothing about AI.
May 30, 2019 at 09:03 PM

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