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AI Can Now Tell Your Boss What Skills You Lack – And How You Can Get Them


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There are so many online classes available from sites like Coursera, edX, and Udacity that companies don't know what content to offer their employees. And once companies do choose a learning program, it's tough for them to figure out what skills their employees pick up and to what degree they've mastered them. They need an objective metric to evaluate proficiency.

A new AI-powered tool developed by Coursera aims to be that metric. The feature lets companies that subscribe to its training programs see which of their employees are earning top scores in Coursera classes; how their employees' skills measure up to their competitors'; and what courses would help fill any knowledge gaps. Companies will be able to access the tool, which uses machine learning to derive insights, in the online dashboard of their Coursera profiles later this year.

The new feature is just one example of the ways online-learning providers are using AI to match learners with courses, assess their ability, and tweak class content in response to feedback.

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