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Learning Occupational Task-Shares Dynamics for the Future of Work Machine Learning

The recent wave of AI and automation has been argued to differ from previous General Purpose Technologies (GPTs), in that it may lead to rapid change in occupations' underlying task requirements and persistent technological unemployment. In this paper, we apply a novel methodology of dynamic task shares to a large dataset of online job postings to explore how exactly occupational task demands have changed over the past decade of AI innovation, especially across high, mid and low wage occupations. Notably, big data and AI have risen significantly among high wage occupations since 2012 and 2016, respectively. We built an ARIMA model to predict future occupational task demands and showcase several relevant examples in Healthcare, Administration, and IT. Such task demands predictions across occupations will play a pivotal role in retraining the workforce of the future.

Salary and Occupation


At one end of the spectrum, based on 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, physicians have a median salary of $200,890 in the United States. In contrast, waiters and waitresses have a median salary of $21,780. Vertical position represents median annual salary. Bigger circles represent more people. While the above gives you an overall picture, it's difficult to see separate distributions between occupation groups.

Occupation Matchmaker


People typically gravitate towards others who can relate or live a similar lifestyle, which is often reflected in choice of occupation. If you're into mathematics or science, you might have more to talk about with someone in a similar field. It's why doctors often marry other doctors. How people with different occupations match up can say something about how personalities are compatible. In the chart below, select an occupation to see who those with that occupation are more likely to match up with.

Taliban Say No Peace With 'Occupation,' Want US Talks

U.S. News

The leader of the Taliban says there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States.

At least 52 Palestinians are dead and 2,400 wounded in Gaza. If you're surprised, you shouldn't be

Los Angeles Times

Of course the Israelis are right that there's been violence at the recent protests; the photos of the rock throwers and the fiery kite fliers are pretty unequivocal. But the Palestinians counter, correctly, that the vast majority of the demonstrators are peaceful -- and besides, don't people who've lived under occupation for 50 years have a right to protest? But there is no occupation, comes the predictable retort -- Israeli soldiers and settlers were pulled out of Gaza years ago. To which the Palestinians respond: Israel didn't really leave Gaza; it still controls the ingress and egress of people and goods, thanks to a punishing blockade imposed in 2007.