The 21st Century job landscape so far has been characterized by the rise in high-tech jobs to support the digital landscape. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that there are currently over six million job openings in the United States due to the lack of applicants that possess necessary technical skills. With the increase in this type of job availability and the advent of automation, supporting career and technical education are becoming more important than ever.
Just last week, Google announced its new initiative called “Grow with Google” where it will spend $1 billion in grants to nonprofits who will train American workers and also help to grow American businesses. This announcement came in Pittsburgh, historic for its center as a manufacturing hub, showing its evolution into a major tech hub in the rust belt.
The billion dollars in grants will mainly support high-tech jobs in an effort to train workers to meet the skill requirements necessar ...
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In our AI spotlight this week, we highlight IBM Watson Health, an element of IBM Watson’s cognitive computing system that utilizes AI and machine learning to accelerate the discovery of new medicine, facilitate personalized care plans and interpret medical tests more efficiently and accurately, among other solutions. These solutions are transformative in solving vital health challenges and essential in improving patient outcomes moving forward.
For this reason, IBM Senior Vice President David Kenny sent an open letter to the newly-formed House of Representatives Artificial Intelligence Caucus, urging Congress and the public to “move beyond fear tactics and refocus the AI dialogue on three priorities I believe are core to this discussion: Intent, Skills and Data.” The letter dispels many of the misconceptions surrounding the purpose and economic impact of AI, and it highlights what lawmakers and individuals can do to harness the transformative benefits of AI.