What professions created artificial intelligence

Published on November 30, 2017

What professions created artificial intelligence

Original author: Dave Gershgorn


Increased productivity or the destruction of entire industries? Assumptions about the impact of artificial intelligence on the economy are completely opposite. But honestly, no one knows exactly how the intervention of autonomous software that is capable of making decisions will affect our world.

However, there are reasons for moderate optimism: new posts are already being created thanks to AI boom, as the Glassdoor study shows . More about his main conclusions - under the cut.

Some of the vacancies that appeared are quite obvious, such as AI system developers, researchers, and managers of such projects. The most popular position associated with AI is a software engineer. This vacancy accounts for 11% of job listings posted on the Glassdoor website.

However, some of the new professions are less technical and more indirectly related to AI. So, Glassdoor notes the need for copywriters, who will prescribe chat chat dialogs. Emerging markets such as the production of smart voice assistants generate demand for a new kind of UX designers. There is a need for lawyers specializing in varieties of intellectual property - which is relevant for news written by artificial intelligence for magazines and newspapers.

Top 15 jobs in the field of AI in the US
AI Profession Number of vacancies on Glassdoor The proportion of vacancies on Glassdoor,%
Software engineer 56 eleven
Data Specialist 23 four
Software Engineer 21 four
Researcher 18 four
Product Manager 9 2
Technical Program Manager 9 2
Business Development Manager 7 one
Software architect 7 one
Training and Development Specialist 6 one
Research engineer 6 one
Research team member 6 one
Technical Commerce Specialist five one
Backend developer four one
Computer scientist four one
Financial Services Specialist four one
Other 327 64

Source: Glassdoor Economic Research. Data for October 2017.

Unusual jobs in the field of AI

In addition to the 15 most common vacancies listed above, there are other, much less obvious. Here are some examples:

  • copywriters who write chatbots dialogs;
  • Intellectual property lawyers created with the participation of AI ;
  • technical sales directors who promote innovation and look for potential customers;
  • AI strategy analysts and consultants - provide strategic advice to employers using or creating AI technologies;
  • marketers - raise awareness and provide the maximum client base for AI developers;
  • UX designers - create attractive and easy-to-use interfaces for AI products.

Thus, the AI, although it makes some professions obsolete due to the automation of processes, simultaneously creates new vacancies. This situation is a classic example of what economists sometimes call " creative destruction ."

Top 15 employers employing talents in the field of AI and deep learning in the US
Employer Number of vacancies on Glassdoor The proportion of vacancies on Glassdoor,%
Amazon 64 13
Nvidia 31 6
Microsoft 18 four
Ibm 17 3
Accenture 14 3
Facebook 12 2
Intel 12 2
Samsung ten 2
Lenovo 9 2
Adobe eight 2
MoTek ‚Äč‚ÄčTechnologies eight 2
Uber 7 one
PCO Innovation 6 one
Rakuten marketing 6 one
Wells fargo 6 one
Other 284 55

Source: Glassdoor Economic Research. Current vacancies on Glassdoor containing the terms "artificial intelligence" or "deep learning" on October 20, 2017.

In addition, experts in the field of artificial intelligence are looking for:

  • financial giants: Fidelity, Capital One and Goldman Sachs;
  • consulting firms: Booz Allen Hamilton, EY and McKinsey & Company;
  • leading government agencies: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the US Army and the Federal Reserve Bank.