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AI Experts Even More in Demand as Economy Opens Up

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Demand for artificial intelligence experts is surging as the economy opens up and companies expand their use of the technology to enhance the customer experience, increase sales, and improve operations.

There were 37,000 AI job postings in the first quarter of this year, up more than 45% from the fourth quarter of 2020, according to IT trade group CompTIA, which analyzes employer job-posting data. Among the most sought-after AI professionals: data scientists and machine-learning developers and engineers.

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated corporate digital transformations, with many companies now relying more on AI algorithms to forecast demand, make products smarter, improve the customer experience, and boost other business functions.

"For the first time, we're actually seeing that [AI hiring] is equally busy across all of the market sectors," said Craig Stephenson, managing director, North America technology officers practice, at Korn Ferry.

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