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Kirstie Mcdermott | 23 Nov, 2022

7 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Skills In Demand For 2023

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With huge potential to optimize how many industries operate, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies enable human capabilities, such as understanding, reasoning, planning, communication and perception, to be undertaken by software. This is happening increasingly effectively, efficiently and at a lower cost as the technology becomes more sophisticated.

AI is already transforming industries: while it seems likely that manufacturing operations such as automotive, as well as telecom industries will see headcount culls as AI rationalizes them, there are likely to be jobs created elsewhere as AI leads to a whole new hybrid job type. This is especially true within professional services and tech, where job creation is predicted. 

That view is backed up by Pew Research, which found that 48% of experts surveyed felt that robots and digital agents will replace blue- and white-collar jobs. However, that is balanced by a further 52% of experts who expect robotics and AI to create more jobs than they take as we create new ways of working.

For those with the abilities and skills, it is a good time to be in the sector. Emsi Burning Glass in partnership with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), assessed more than 45,000 websites, and millions of job postings. It identified a list of over 80 skills and clusters associated with AI jobs and created a list of the top AI skills in demand. It has also identified three key regions for jobs in the sector: Singapore, California, and Washington, D.C.

The report indicates that Singapore remains a global hub for AI jobs, listing over twice as many AI jobs per capita than any other country. In the US, the biggest concentration of AI jobs is in California, where its 80,238 jobs in 2021 clocks in at over twice as many as Texas, which had the second-highest total with 34,011. The next three highest locations for AI jobs are New York, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

When it comes to the actual skills workers need to have on their resumes to succeed towards a successful application, these are the seven clusters of skill sets that the report identified.

  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Natural Language Processing
  3. Neural Networks
  4. Machine Learning
  5. Robotics
  6. Visual Image Recognition
  7. Autonomous Driving

If you’re already up to speed and thinking about a career move, we’ve got three jobs worth checking out below. And of course, you can discover plenty more AI roles to suit you on the Job Board.

Senior Data Scientist - AI Ethics, Indeed

As Senior Data Scientist and member of the AI Ethics team at Indeed, you’ll work within the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) organization and across the Indeed business to build tools, systems, and processes that advance responsible and inclusive AI. Your work will directly contribute to Indeed’s mission of helping all people get jobs by reducing bias and increasing fairness in our algorithmic systems. You will have the opportunity to work with machine learning and artificial intelligence systems of widely varying scope and complexity and your work will directly impact the development of more inclusive products. You’ll need five plus years of recent professional industry experience in data science/software engineering and expertise in machine learning and statistical modeling.

Find out more here.

Design Verification Engineer – Neural Engine, Apple

At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming phenomenal products, services, and customer experiences very quickly and the Design Verification Engineer will be a part of a highly hardworking team where you will be at the heart of developing the next generation of Apple’s Neural Engine. You will be collaborating with all subject areas with critical impact in getting top-quality products to millions of customers. You will need a basic knowledge of computer architecture and digital design, knowledge of Verilog and Verilog simulators, knowledge of scripting languages such as Perl and you should be a standout colleague with excellent interpersonal skills and the desire to take on diverse challenges. 

Find the full job spec here.

Staff SRE/DevOps - AI & Machine Learning - ATG, ServiceNow

The Montréal-based Staff SRE/DevOps - AI & Machine Learning role at ServiceNow will see the candidate join the Advanced Technology Group (ATG). A customer-focused innovation group building intelligent software and smart user experiences using existing and latest advanced technologies, it enables end-to-end, industry-leading work experiences for customers. You will help to build and evolve the AI platform, and partner with teams to build products and end-to-end AI-powered work experiences. You’ll also lay the foundations, research, experiment, and de-risk AI technologies that unlock new work experiences in the future. To apply, you will need over six years’ of experience with infrastructure and platform operations, deployments, SRE and DevOps as well as four years’ experience of configuration management / DevOps tooling (Ansible/Puppet) and the same experience level with Python, Go, Bash and similar languages. 

Discover the full job description here.

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By Kirstie Mcdermott

Kirstie works for our job board partner, Jobbio. Based in Dublin, she has been a writer and editor across print and digital platforms for over 15 years.

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