How Employers Plan to Deal With the IT Skills Gap?

According to predictions based upon information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States will face a deficit of one million people to fill skilled computing jobs by 2020. Only a small fraction of employers say that higher education sufficiently prepares students for jobs in their organizations; Beyond that, for 600,000 current openings for IT jobs, only a little over 40,000 computer science majors graduated last year. Not only does the IT skills gap exist, it's likely to continue to exist in the next few years. Companies that can effectively deal with this challenge will continue to benefit [...]

How Big is the Demand for AI Talent? [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Big is the Demand for AI Talent? Takeaways: PhDs with NO experience are receiving salary offers ranging from$300K - $500K with stock options There are fewer than 10,000 people with real AI skill sets that tackle AI problems and solutions. There are way more than 10,000 problems and solutions that need AI. Google bought DeepMind for $650M. It had 50 people. Each person was worth $13M to Google. AI is needed to solve a long list big problems (driverless vehicles, cybersecurity, healthcare diagnosis, a better SIRI) The biggest hurdle to solving problems with AI is the talent gap. Read [...]