Amazon releases report on demand for AI workers, launches free AI training


A recent Amazon Web Services report highlights the importance and difficulty of finding workers with artificial intelligence skills. The report notes that 42% of surveyed employers are actively looking for employees with AI development qualifications and nearly three out of four report difficulty finding qualified candidates. Organizations are also willing to increase pay for workers with AI skills, as they feel that AI has a high return on investment. Amazon has launched eight free AI skills training courses to address this need and partnered with Udacity to provide scholarships to underrepresented and underserved high school and university students. The organization announced the goal of providing free AI education to 2 million people by 2025.

Higher Ed Dive | Accelerating AI Skills Report (PDF)