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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Udacity Launches the Java Programming Nanodegree Program

Java is one of the leading programming languages today, and in an effort to create a qualified pipeline of professionals to take on these roles, Udacity is launching the Java Programming Nanodegree program. 

This program truly stands out from other Java development courses because not only does it cover the basics of coding in Java, students will also walk away with a fully functional Java-based app — covering everything from design to testing and deployment — to show future employers. 

According to GitHub’s annual analysis report, Java is the third most popular language of projects on the site, only dipping below Python in 2019. 

As for the demand for Java developers, it stays at a very high level year after year. 
According to a recent report by analytical company Burning Glass, Java Developer is one of the most common tech occupations in the U.S., with a total number of open job postings nearly reaching 4,000 in February 2020 in the U.S. alone.

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Workplace Trends To Watch for in 2021

COVID-19 has changed every aspect of our lives — at home and at work. Some of these changes are short-term, but most will have a lasting impact. While organizations have worked to adapt to the shift in technology and processes, one of the most profound changes has been that of our mindset. 

Even as we roll out the COVID-19 vaccination for mass distribution, many of these new changes will permanently reshape our conception of the world of work in the times to come. 

Remote work has become the norm and many organizations like Microsoft, Gartner, Adobe, PayPal, Salesforce, Slack, Twitter and more have adopted an indefinite work-from-home model.

With that in mind, it has become increasingly more important to redefine and further clarify company values and culture to keep organizations in sync with the new normal of working.  Here are some workplace trends that you can expect to see in 2021. 

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