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Survey reveals what skills are needed to enhance AI

Research from talent acquisition and management solutions company Alexander Mann Solutions, has revealed skills that HR professionals believe businesses should be developing in order to enhance the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in the workplace.

The study surveyed more than 2,000 senior HR professionals and found just 23 per cent of respondents believe businesses are preparing professionals for the rise of AI.


The research found that over 65 per cent of HR professionals believe it’s very likely or somewhat likely that humanoids will be seen in the workplace by 2030.

Respondents revealed the main skills they believe businesses should be developing as AI rises in the workplace, with adaptability to change topping the list at 36 per cent.

Over 20 per cent of HR professionals believe creative skills are the most important when it comes to enhancing the potential of AI, while 18 per cent said IT and technical skills should be made a priority in the workplace.


Accenture Director of Technology and Operations Consulting Laurie Padua believes AI can potentially add £654 billion to the UK economy by 2035. However, the potential of any intelligent software is limited by the human talent that commissions, implements, and manages it.

She added the effective implementation of systems requires robust strategy and delivery.

It is vital that human resources teams implement strategic workforce plans to make sure they have access to the necessary technical skills. They should also invest in talent with adaptable core competencies, such as communications skills, and creativity, that are hard to recreate in machines at the moment.




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