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AI Skills — 93% of Organizations Committed to AI but Skills Shortage Poses Considerable Challenge

Most organizations are fully invested in AI but more than half don’t have the required in-house skilled talent to execute their strategy, according to new research from SnapLogic. The study found that 93% of US and UK organizations consider AI to be a business priority and have projects planned or already in production. However, more than half of them (51%) acknowledge that they don’t have the right mix of skilled AI talent in-house to bring their strategies to life.

The Data Talent Market Continues Its Ascent

We’re at an important inflection point in history where a glaring shortage of data-centric skills, coupled with an increasing demand for data professionals, represents a unique opportunity for those willing to make a commitment to “tool up” or “retool” as the case may be, in preparation for a career in analytics. The good thing is, after all the time and effort, the newly acquired skills will keep on giving because the analytics field shall continue to be in favor for a very long time.

Future of Data Talent Report

Correlation One released its Future of Data Talent Report, which helps organizations: Define a framework to identify the most important data workflows and roles. Establish a standard assessment methodology for accurately and efficiently evaluate data skills when hiring.

Why Big Data Is a Big Opportunity for Employment

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discusses how the importance of big data expertise couldn’t be more clear — for companies or for job-seekers. Thankfully, a more complete picture is emerging for how we can prepare many more people for a role in this exciting and quickly growing field.

The Role of the Data Scientist is in High Demand. But What Does it Take to Fill the Job?

In this contributed article, Rich Cober, MicroStrategy’s Chief Human Resources Officer, discusses how the data scientist will be critical in driving the overall success of the enterprise, and in the U.S., we can expect some of those profits being ploughed back into using data to help further improvements in hiring, training, product development, marketing and more. Forrester Research analyst Brandon Purcell said demand for data scientists will only continue to grow. A career in data science is not only one of the most in-demand opportunities, it is also a rewarding position that helps inform the most important decisions an enterprise can make.

Things You Need to Know About Looking for a Data Science Job in 2019

In this contributed article, Avery Phillips indicates there are numerous things to be aware of as you begin the job search for a data science position. Many apply to any traditional job hunt, but others are important for those going into the field of data science to consider. As graduation looms upon you and preparing for a real job becomes more of a reality, here are a few things to take into account.

Who is Recruiting for AI?

In this contributed article from our friends over at RS Components, we look at the important questions: The rise of AI and who’s hiring? Are you at risk of losing your job? Over the next few years we will see the impact new AI roles will have, as new developments will find their way into the home and workplace. The question is, are you ready for this technological wave artificial intelligence continues to bring?

Infographic: The Jobs Artificial Intelligence Will Take Over First

We’re poised for the biggest transformation in the world’s workforce since the industrial revolution, and it’s all thanks to AI. Breakthroughs in technology mean many different jobs – 30% of jobs in Britain – could be changed because of the introduction of automation. A new infographic by RS Online shows how different sectors in the working world will be affected by artificial intelligence. So

Data Scientist Is Still a Hot Job and Pays Well Too

“Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” So proclaimed the Harvard Business Review in 2012. Six years later and the job of a data scientist has only grown sexier. More employers than ever are looking to hire data scientists. Yet while the supply of data science job seekers is growing, it’s far outstripped by the rising demand in postings, meaning there potentially may not be enough skilled applicants. So the bargaining power in data science remains with the job seekers, according to new research from Indeed.

Infographic: How AI helps Companies and Job Hunters Connect

The series of infographics below, developed by our friends over at Yello.co, defines some of the challenges for job seekers and employers, then explains how AI may alleviate or eliminate those challenges. For example, according to an article from the Harvard Business Review, “A vast body of research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. Unconscious racism, ageism, and sexism play a big role in who gets hired.” With the help of AI, this bias may be on its way out.