Developed artificial intelligence obliges specialists to study again
Artificial intelligence, obviously, considers many specialists of the largest companies to be insufficiently qualified. According to a study released on Friday by IBM, over the next three years, about 120 million workers from the 12 largest economies in the world should undergo retraining due to advances in artificial intelligence and intelligent automation. However, more than half of the CEOs surveyed by IBM said they lacked the resources needed to bridge the skills gap caused by these new technologies.
“The largest organizations are concerned about the widening gap in the skills of artificial intelligence and human specialists, as well as the tightening of the labor market, which could affect their future and the global economy,” said Amy Wright, managing partner of IBM Talent & Transformation. “Nevertheless, while managers recognize the seriousness of the problem, half of those surveyed admit that they do not have strategies to develop the necessary skills and fill at least the biggest gaps.”
This is not just IBM's concern.
Concerns about how AI successes will affect people's work are not new. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Ilon Musk said last month that AI could make many workers specialties "meaningless." In a report earlier this year, it was discovered that by 2030, robotic technology could replace a quarter of US jobs.
IBM says companies must come up with ways to fill the skills gap needed for the AI era, and no one says it will be easy. Global studies show that over the past four years, the time required to bridge the gap in employee qualifications has grown more than 10 times. This is partly due to rapidly emerging demands for new skills, while other skills are becoming obsolete.
IBM said its research is based on the views of many IBV research initiatives, including surveys of several thousand global executives, as well as benchmarking data from hundreds of organizations.