Skilled individuals in Artificial Intelligence (AI) within India have grown 14 times in June 2023 compared to January 2016, as revealed by a LinkedIn survey. This surge ranks India among the top five nations with the highest increase in AI talent, alongside Singapore, Finland, Ireland, and Canada.
LinkedIn's report titled 'Future of Work: State of Work @ AI' emphasised its India discoveries, revealing that 43 per cent of members saw a rise in AI utilisation at their workplaces in the past year.
This upswing has led 71 per cent of Gen Z professionals in India to acknowledge that developing AI skills could positively impact their career opportunities.
The report added that two out of every three workers want to learn at least one digital skill this year, with AI and Machine Learning (ML) featuring prominently among the listed skills.
According to the survey, 57 per cent of executives wish to increase their organisations' utilisation of AI in the coming year. This indicates that businesses are actively investing in upskilling their current workforce with AI skills to ensure flexibility and adaptability.
Moreover, 91 per cent of senior executives in India acknowledged the growing significance of AI skills, surpassing the global average of 72 per cent. Additionally, seven out of every ten professionals, as indicated by the survey, believed that soft skills like creativity and problem-solving empowered them to offer a novel outlook on their work.
“As AI shapes the future of work, India recognises the importance of human potential and the pivotal role that soft skills will play to build a world-class workforce of the future. With India’s top executives endorsing the potency of interpersonal skills in the age of AI, we’re entering an era that values more fulfilling, human-centric work," said Ashutosh Gupta, Country Manager at LinkedIn India.