Artificial intelligence (AI) is positively impacting businesses with process optimization, decision making, and performing cognitive activities that require precision. Use of AI boosted the hunt for professionals to help industries realize the possibilities AI has to offer. Data scientists are already the most coveted job in developed nations. But there is an AI skills crisis as more and more economies are looking to explore AI as solutions to a lot of solutions. Employers around the globe are looking to close the AI skills gap and onboard AI experts to implement their AI projects.
There are around 300,000 AI professionals worldwide, but the roles available are in millions. Looking at the aggressive recruitment strategies rolled out by enterprises for AI talents suggest that the available talent pool is nowhere close to matching up to the demand of industries. As the application of AI democratizes, it has become possible for small and medium industries to explore the technology the demand for AI professionals are also growing. Here is what the demand for AI professionals look like today: