If you’re looking to develop a career in artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML), then the UK is a good place to do it.
The UK is ranked third in the world in terms of its levels of investment, innovation, and implementation of AI, with the US and China leading the field. And with the advent of the government’s first National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy in 2021, this offers a ten-year framework that is designed to accelerate its position even further.
Helping things along is the fact that artificial intelligence couldn’t be bigger news right now. The growing awareness of generative AI, driven by tools such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, is bringing the technology into the mainstream like never before.
And we’re only at the start of what AI can do, with business leaders agreeing that much more is to come. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella said at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos earlier this year that we are at the beginning of “the emergence of a whole new set of technologies that will be revolutionary”.
Research by Capital Economics last year found that demand for jobs requiring AI skills is estimated to rise by 40 per cent over the next five years, and further research from Lightcast has revealed that the number of UK job postings requesting artificial intelligence skills has more than tripled over the past decade.
Additionally, Lightcast’s research found that job postings which list AI skills pay more, with an average salary premium of around 20 per cent across all jobs. With a labour shortage in this area on-going, talented employees are being snapped up — at a premium.
If you’d like to explore your options, check out three AI/ML roles below, or search for many more on the Information Age Jobs Board.
PlayStation Global is looking for a Machine Learning and C++ Engineer for Game Technology with a solid understanding of low-level systems programming. You’ll be as comfortable in the memory view of your debugger as you are with training networks to solve problems, and you are an experienced embedded/games industry programmer with a passion for machine learning. You’ll develop innovative algorithms to solve novel problems, make technology choices, prototype solutions and bring them to production, with high run-time performance crucial. Strong C++ programming and debugging skills supported by a fundamental understanding of computer architectures and performance is required, as is experience with modern Machine Learning (PyTorch/TensorFlow). Browse the full job description here.
If you would like to play a meaningful role in revolutionising how people use their computers and mobile devices, build ground breaking technology for algorithmic search, machine learning, natural language processing and artificial intelligence, and work with the teams building the most scalable big-data systems in existence, this London-based AIML – Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) role could be for you. Excellent knowledge of one or more of the following: Kubernetes, containerisation systems, and/or public cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP) is required as is a strong sense of ownership and integrity proven through clear communication and collaboration. You’ll be proficient in programming in Go, Python, or similar language to automate tasks and have hands-on experience managing large numbers of diverse systems with configuration management or software delivery platforms (such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and Spinnaker). Apply for this position now.
Darktrace is a global leader in cybersecurity AI, delivering complete AI-powered solutions in its mission to free the world of cyber disruption. As a Data Analyst, you will be responsible for producing accurate, current, and insightful management information, and will manage and refine databases as Darktrace prepares for a large-scale digital transformation project. You’ll need experience working with large databases, in particular a solid understanding of SQL, and be able to modernise data management. To apply you’ll need a minimum 2:1 qualification from a leading university, be an expert in data warehousing, SQL queries, and Power BI or equivalent analytical platforms. Knowledge of data modelling, data manipulation, data visualisation and data cleansing is also essential, and you’ll need experience with scalable, large data management. Find out more about the requirements here.
Kirstie McDermott works for our job board partner, Jobbio. Based in Dublin, she has been a writer and editor across print and digital platforms for over 15 years.
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