Report: Canada’s AI Learning Curve

Last updated July 23, 2019

“Great team player,” or variations on that phrase, can be found on almost every resume and LinkedIn profile. So are things like “strong interpersonal skills,” and sometimes, “experienced team leader.”

It’s safe to say that most people probably aren’t thinking of artificial intelligence (AI) as members of those teams, but don’t be surprised if questions about how well you can treat AI like one crop up in your next job interview, or even your next performance review.

We spoke to tech leaders at more than 100 public companies across Canada to identify the impact of AI investments on hiring trends over the next 24 months. You can read the full report, with practical recommendations from some of Canada’s leading AI enablers, right here: Canada’s AI Learning Curve.

The only thing we know for sure is that AI will force organizations of all kinds to reevaluate many of the job descriptions they’ve written to date, and that getting up to speed on working with AI will require significant professional development and training. While colleges and universities will no doubt weave AI into their curricula over time, meanwhile, companies can’t afford to wait for the next generation of business professionals. Many of us will be taking the initiative to upskill on AI on our own.

While there are a growing number of programs to provide this kind of education, the natural next question is how steep the AI learning curve will be. In other words, how are large organizations using or planning to use AI today, what skills will be critical to job success, and how does the impact extend to those outside of data science, computer programming and other specialized fields?

CourseCompare is providing the results of this survey, which was supplemented by qualitative telephone interviews with selected tech leaders, to help answer those questions. Use the data that follows to determine your next steps, because in the end it’s not just what you put on your resume or LinkedIn profile that matters. It’s how well you understand the changing nature of the human-AI relationship–and what that means for the future of work.

Read the full report: Canada’s AI Learning Curve.

CourseCompare Editorial Team

CourseCompare is Canada's marketplace for education. Its editorial staff consists of award-winning journalists, visual storytellers, data analysts and web developers working together to help prepare people for the future of work.

One thought on “Report: Canada’s AI Learning Curve”

  1. I was wrestling between learning Python and C++. Nice to know what Canada’s top CTOs would recommend! Thanks for another useful report, CourseCompare. Keep up the amazing work!

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