“Having a functional understanding of AI is important for staff at all levels throughout an organisation. For example, senior leadership have to make short and long-term strategic decisions about when and where to invest in and deploy A.I. technology. Knowing the value and impact of different solutions and skills, as well as what kinds of results can be realistically expected at each step, helps them make the right call.
It also helps if all non-technical users of an A.I. system have a functional understanding of machine learning so they can better see and appreciate their role in the system. This is especially important if the system alters its behaviour according to their feedback or interaction with it. Users will then be able to identify if the system is failing to provide the required outcomes - or is demonstrating any biases.” - Lydia Gregory, CEO FeedForward AI
Our team enjoyed contributing to this important research on AI skills in the UK. The full report provides an excellent analysis of the state of AI skills in UK organisations, with useful takeaways for businesses of all sizes.
You can download the full report here.