At Davos this week the CEO of Manpower, a global talent services company, released the findings of a study based on interviews they conducted with 18,000 employers in 43 countries asking them how they see digital technologies such as AI impacting their headcount. An astounding 64% of employers felt that it would have no impact on their headcount numbers whatsoever. In addition, a number of other surveys conducted by a variety of groups (including McKinsey) show that a similar
Recently the head of Baidu research, Stanford University professor and Google Brain Co-Founder Andrew Ng sat down with Fortune and spoke about the need for companies to create a new role focused on AI. His point was that if you are the CEO of a large company you should immediately hire a Chief AI Officer because AI is a foundational technology that will impact every facet of your company and your supply chain and you need someone who can help you oversea this tectonic shift.