According to a LinkedIn report, the number of workers in India with artificial intelligence skills surged 14 times between January 2016 and June 2023. India now ranks among the top five nations for the growth of AI talent, with Singapore, Finland, Ireland, and Canada.
The ‘Future of Work Report‘ from professional network platform LinkedIn underlined the growing importance of AI in the workplace.
In India, according to the report’s findings, 43 percent of members reported seeing an increase in the use of AI at work during the previous year. 71 percent of Gen Z professionals in the nation now acknowledge that learning AI skills could improve their employment prospects as a result of the spike.
According to the report, AI and Machine Learning are among the digital skills that every two out of every three workers stated they will learn this year. About 57 percent of CEOs want to increase the usage of AI in their organizations in 2024. This demonstrates that companies are actively retraining their current employees in AI skills to stay flexible.
Additionally, 91 percent of senior executives in India, exceeding the global average of 72 percent, acknowledged the rising importance of AI skills. According to the survey, seven out of ten professionals felt that having soft skills like creativity and problem-solving enabled them to approach their work from a new angle.
According to Ashutosh Gupta, Country Manager of LinkedIn India, as AI defines the future of work, India is realizing the value of human potential and the crucial role that AI and soft skills will play in creating a workforce of the highest caliber possible.