Designing Courses to Build Tech-Forward Skills in Your Enterprise

Before coming to Udacity, I worked in application development and high school education. When I was a software developer, I experienced firsthand how employees in the workforce constantly need to upskill to use new technologies and succeed in their roles. And as a high school math teacher, I learned how to engage students with projects in which they could apply the skills they’ve learned. 

Now that I’m a manager with Udacity’s Curriculum team, I work with industry professionals to design data science and artificial intelligence courses that help organizations fill tech skills gaps and execute their digital transformation strategies.

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Five Applications for AI in the Workplace

Artificial Intelligence is not just a fancy buzzword anymore. And despite all the gloom and doom predictions about AI taking over human’s jobs, AI in workplaces is becoming mainstream at a really fast pace. 

According to the NewVantage Survey, 2020, more than 9 out of 10 leading businesses have an ongoing investment in AI. In fact, according to Gartner, despite shortage of talent, the percentage of enterprises employing AI technology grew 270 percent between 2015 and 2019.

Does that mean AI is here to take human jobs? Well, it depends on which jobs you are talking about. Artificial Intelligence will certainly replace some jobs while others will stick around.

Harvard Business Review believes that AI will just replace some menial and repetitive jobs and allow humans to take up more complex tasks resulting in augmenting human capabilities, and not replacing them. Here are five applications for AI in the workplace that will streamline work for the company and for its employees.

Five Applications for AI in the Workplace

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Case Study: Intel Partners with Udacity to Close the Edge AI Skills Gap

The global Edge AI market — driven by growing enterprise workloads on the cloud and fast growth in the number of intelligent applications — is expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 20.3% and predicted to reach $2.2 billion by 2027.

Though the Edge AI market is growing at a rapid pace, there is an acute shortage of skilled talent to fill in this gap. Intel identified this challenge and wanted to build a workforce that will keep them at the forefront of the Edge computing technology. 

So in order to equip developers with Edge AI skills, Intel partnered with Udacity to launch the Intel Edge AI Scholarship program with Udacity in 2019. 

Intel Case Study

Read this case study to know how Intel and Udacity upskilled students worldwide on building and deploying AI models at the Edge.

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Employee Training: What Your Employees Should Learn Today

Henry Ford once said, “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” 

As global economies try to mitigate the employment displacement caused by COVID-19 and technological advancements, training has become more important than ever. As adoption of technology increases, the World Economic Forum estimates that 50% of employees will need to be reskilled by 2025.

But the question remains, as business leaders continue to focus on rapid digital transformation and the expansion of remote work, what should your employees be learning to prepare them for the future of work and to increase productivity and profitability for your organization. 

Employee Training: What Your Employees Should Learn Today

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Team Development: Not a One- Size-Fits-All Approach

When looking at the benefits of upskilling for team development, consider this: 80% of employees say upskilling improved their confidence and made them more productive

While you may recognize that upskilling is essential, how you approach it can vary.  There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to developing teams, especially when you’re addressing skills gaps across teams of varying sizes. 

Here are some of the best employee development courses for small, medium, and large teams.

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Five Ways to Enhance Team Development With AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has quickly become part of our everyday lives, and it’s rapidly transforming how we work. A Gartner study reported that the use of AI in business grew by 270% in a four-year period, and that AI is seen as a game-changer in the face of a talent shortage.

As organizations use AI to help address their skills gap, there are a number of surprising ways they can use AI to help with team development. AI has the potential to transform your workforce by upgrading your team development programs. 

Here are five ways that AI can enhance your employee development and upskill your team.

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