Artificial Intelligence is one of the most exciting and fastest growing areas of ICT industry and research. It has the potential to positively transform every aspect of all our lives, from smart cities and autonomous vehicles, through to improved healthcare services and low carbon economies. It has the capacity to provide intelligent solutions that can help us to tackle many of today’s greatest societal challenges.

AI skills will be required in every industry and could create—according to a recent Forbes report—globally up to 22 million new jobs by 2022. The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2025 machines are expected to perform more current work tasks than humans compared to 71% being performed by humans today, and their recent report concludes that artificial intelligence, robotics and smart automation technology could contribute up to $15 trillion to global GDP by 2030. 

Within the AI space, there is a diversity of jobs requiring various levels of expertise:

  • More foundational jobs include data architects, software engineers and machine and deep learning engineers.
  • Advanced roles include specialist research engineers, including those that specialise in computer vision, language and speech, and AI architects.