Around 133 million jobs are expected to be created globally due to the growth of artifical intelligence (AI), according to a new study.
The findings come from a new report – Harnessing the Power of AI: The Demand for Future Skills - produced by global recruiter Robert Walters and market analysis experts Vacancy Soft.
Ollie Sexton, Principal at Robert Walters commented: “As businesses become ever more reliant on AI, there is an increasing amount of pressure on the processes of data capture and integration. As a result, we have seen an unprecedented number of roles being created with data skill-set at their core.
“Our job force cannot afford to not get to grips with data and digitalisation. Since 2015 the volume of data created worldwide has more than doubled – increasing on average by 28 per cent year-on-year.
“Now is the perfect time to start honing UK talent for the next generation of AI-influenced jobs. If you look at the statistics in this report we can see that demand is already rife. What we are at risk of is a shortage of talent and skills.”
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