Machine learning is poised to transform virtually every industry; however, there are currently not enough trained ML developers to meet this demand—and far fewer from backgrounds underrepresented in tech.
The World Economic Forum estimates that technological advances and automation will create 97 million new technology jobs by 2025, including in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
While job opportunities in technology are growing, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and people of color are far underrepresented in science and technology careers. For example, female workers make up only an estimated 26%
of workers in data and AI roles according to The Future of Gender Parity report by the World Economic Forum.