The Rise of Artificial Intelligence and Who’s Hiring for AI

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Artificial Intelligence is slowly taking over our day to day lives – especially when it comes to the workplace and using tech to enhance and fast-track tasks.

There are many sectors in which AI can help improve services – specifically national health services, banking and legal services. Not only do some of the biggest names in tech debate over the future of AI and how it continues to make life easier and better for many, but we are now seeing some of the biggest tech companies now recruiting heavily in AI.

But, who is recruiting for AI roles the most and is making big steps in looking toward the future?

With AI-related jobs more than doubling over the past three years and job postings related to AI increasing by 119 percent, RS Components has analyzed job posts from some of the world’s biggest tech companies to discover who has the highest percentage of AI-related job openings.

Microsoft leads the way with 1,964 AI job openings, equating to 36 percent of the total jobs they have on offer. With Bill Gates being one of the world’s richest people still, this is no surprise – Microsoft still leads the way with some of the most innovative and thought-provoking technological inventions.

Nvidia follows in second placewith 837 of AI job openings, equating to 33 percent of total jobs they have on offer. The computer game company designs graphic processing units for the gaming and professional markets, so using systems and analytics such as AI helps with processes and development of new games.

A former Google Exec has predicted that AI will replace 40 percent of jobs in the next 15 years. The Google Exec stated that AI will allow entire new industries to be built from the ground up with automation in mind. AI will be cheaper than human employees, however, it will also create new roles, as well as replace current ones.

Popular social media platform Facebook and streaming platform Netflix make it into the top tenwith Facebook offering 191 jobs in AI, 6 percent of the total, and Netflix offering 35, also making up 6 percent of the total jobs they have on offer. Both companies are growing rapidly and are having to set new trends to keep up with technology, so it’s only right that they are in the top 10 companies that are hiring in AI the most.

The largest tech company in the world, Apple, comes in at number 12 with 129 AI jobs on offer, only 3 percent of their total 4,574 jobs available. Apple is one of the most innovative companies in the world – alongside Google – so it may come as a surprise that they are in 12th place. This could be due to the fact that they are forward-thinking and hired the majority of their AI roles a few years back.

Another innovative company in the technology business is Bezos’ e-commerce platform, Amazon, which comes in 15th place offering 297 roles in AI, 2 percent of its total 18,781 jobs on offer.

It’s clear that the technology sector prioritizes hiring in AI, but which sectors will be next to drive up the market and start boosting their recruitment in AI?

Take a look at RS Components’ interactive campaign below, which highlights all of the companies which are recruiting in AI.

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