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55% Say AI Will Take Over SEO in Next 10 Years [SURVEY]

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55% Say AI Will Take Over SEO in Next 10 Years [SURVEY]

With the advent of machine learning and artificial intelligence, the future of human jobs is now in question. Some say only a few occupations will be lost due to technology, while others say nearly half will be replaced by robots. There are reports of artificial intelligence already replacing human workers.

Famous futurist Elon Musk said artificial intelligence will eventually replace most jobs and that to stay relevant, humans must merge with machines in this AI age.

Given that artificial intelligence is the future, when will it take over SEO?

This #SEJSurveySays poll question was a contested one. Check out what our Search Engine Journal Twitter community had to say.

According to a survey sent out to Search Engine Journal’s Twitter audience, 28% say AI will never take over SEO, 55% predict AI will take over SEO within 10 years, and 17% say in 11-20 years.

Pie chart of SEJ Survey Says poll results on when AI is predicted to take over SEO: 28% said never, 24% said within 5 years, 31% said in 5-10 years, 17% said in 11-20 years

We may be unsure when exactly artificial intelligence will dominate SEO, or if it will ever completely take over search. But one thing’s for sure: Artificial intelligence is here to stay. Once we accept that fact, we can better prepare for AI and factor it in our SEO efforts.

More Insights on Artificial Intelligence and the Future of SEO

Looking to gain more understanding of how artificial intelligence will affect the future of SEO? Check out this list of articles from our SEJ contributors for insight:

Have Your Say

When do you predict AI will take over SEO? Tag us on social media and have your say in the next survey by checking out the hashtag #SEJSurveySays on Twitter for future polls and data.

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Featured Image: AlienCat/DepositPhotos
In-post Image: Meta-chart by Caitlin Rulien

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Rina Caballar

Rina Caballar

Editorial Assistant at Search Engine Journal

Rina is the Editorial Assistant for Search Engine Journal. She assists the SEJ team with the editorial process and also ... [Read full bio]

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