Most organizations are fully invested in AI but more than half don’t have the required in-house skilled talent to execute their strategy. In our study, The AI Skills Gap, we found that 93% of US and UK organizations consider AI to be a business priority and have projects planned or already in production. However, more than half of them (51%) acknowledge that they don’t have the right mix of skilled AI talent in-house to bring their strategies to life. Indeed, a lack of skilled talent was cited as the number one barrier to progressing their AI initiatives, followed by lack of budget, lack of access to the right technology, and lack of access to useful data.
Together with independent research firm Vanson Bourne, we surveyed 300 IT Leaders representing organizations with more than 1,000 employees in the US and UK, to understand where they are in their AI journey and what barriers might be holding them back.