AI courses a bigger draw for experienced techies

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Explaination:

AI courses a bigger draw for experienced techies

 

The first report published by Times Techies on Tuesday spoke of artificial intelligence (AI) being one of today's greatest possibilities. India's going to need a lot more space talent. "Only 1-2% of India's technology and economic workers has an understanding of AI / ML (machine learning) and information science," Says Santanu Paul, CEO of TalentSprint, Hyderabad-based edtech player, who introduced an AI / ML executive program last year in conjunction with IIIT-H. 

LinkedIn said last year that seven out of 10 new employment in India are tech-focused AI / ML roles, with ML engineer being the top job in the list.

Nasscom says emerging AI work roles include data architect, applied scientist, ML voice vision, BI analyst, and DevOps Engineer. 

Ajay Shah, Head of Recruitment Services at HR solutions provider Teamlease, claims the average hike that AI experts are commanding while changing jobs would be 40-50 percent, compared to 20-30 percent for other abilities.

Paul said he is seeing more techies with 7-15 years of work experience going for the programme.
"When we started, we thought the course would get working professionals with 5-7 years of experience, as they are early in their career. But surprisingly, the average is much higher. Sometimes we think that people who will want something are the people who have the most to gain, but actually people who want something are the ones who have the most to lose. These people have resources, but also have mortgages, children in schools/colleges and cannot afford to lose the lifestyle they have built over the years," he says.

Hari Krishnan Nair, co founder of training provider Great Learning, agrees. He says the rising interest from senior professionals looking to understand more about AI and its applications across industries has persuaded them to work on crafting a programme specifically for them. He says a lot of professionals are enrolling for such programmes because there are significant projects happening in their organisations around AI and they want to be a part of them.

Another trend, Nair says, is the increase in enquiries for programmes in AI from school and college students. "While their numbers aren't significant, they are clearly aware of AI playing a big role in their careers and want to be prepared," he says.

V Rajanna, global head of the technology business unit in TCS, says technological advancements have historically reshaped skill requirements, but the pace at which today's next-generation technologies are developing and disrupting the global talent market is unprecedented.
 

Bullet Points:

The first report published by Times Techies on Tuesday spoke of artificial intelligence (AI) being one of today's greatest possibilities. India's going to need a lot more space talent. "Only 1-2% of India's technology and economic workers has an understanding of AI / ML (machine learning) and information science," Says Santanu Paul, CEO of TalentSprint, Hyderabad-based edtech player, who introduced an AI / ML executive program last year in conjunction with IIIT-H. 

LinkedIn said last year that seven out of 10 new employment in India are tech-focused AI / ML roles, with ML engineer being the top job in the list.