A recent report by the leading job portal, Indeed, revealed that the job searches in artificial intelligence have risen 106% from June 2019 to June 2020. It also suggested that since the onset of COVID-19, AI-related jobs have seen a 20% increase in the last 6 months alone starting from March 2020.
The report also suggested that job openings for AI-related jobs have seen a 28% increase from August 2019 to August 2020, while job searches have seen a 91% spike. AI-related job postings have seen a steady increase in the last two years with a 48% increase between June 2018 and June 2019, and 51% between June 2019 and June 2020.
Post-COVID world has witnessed an increased adoption of AI-led technologies to ensure business continuity in the changing times. COVID has resulted in a lot of work being automated which has increased the need for specialised skills and candidates in the domain. At the outset of the pandemic, many companies and job seekers are even pursuing avenues to upskill themselves to acquire new-age skills.
“In light of our new reality in a post-pandemic world, the need of the hour is twofold – to reinvent existing tech to adapt to the new norms of social distancing and reimagined physical boundaries, and to drive innovation in the creation of the tech solutions that are now required in the new normal,” said Venkata Machavarapu, Head of Engineering, India and Site Director at Indeed India.
According to the report some of the top skills in demand are Python, NLP and TensorFlow, whereas some of the application areas of AI that has seen an increase are healthcare, digital finance, logistics and more. It also suggested that edtech has turned out to be one of the emerging sectors for AI adoption.
“Even as businesses work towards regaining momentum in the global economy, it is imperative to ensure that talent is able to keep up with the emerging demands of AI-powered solutions on their skills,” he added.