AWS survey on Gen AI

If you have AI skills, employers in India and Thailand are willing to pay AT LEAST 54% and 41% more to hire you – so says a survey of 5,000 organizations and 15,000 workers across Asia Pacific.

The survey was commissioned by Amazon Web Services and Access Partnership and reflects an upbeat attitude among employers and workers about the impact of Gen AI.

Excerpt: “In fact, the pace of change is startling, with 92% of surveyed APAC employers predicting that they will use AI-related solutions and tools in their organizations by 2028. The study also finds the applications of AI-enabled technology are expected to transcend jobs, tasks, and departments, enabling teams across organizations to improve work processes and business outcomes as well as driving significant benefits for individuals, businesses, and the region’s economies. Getting equipped with AI skills, such as Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and AI ethics will be mission critical.”

Over the past year, I’ve been conducting Gen AI workshops and talks for forward-looking companies like DBS Bank, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd, IHH Healthcare, so this part of the report also caught my eye:

“The study also found a training awareness gap. Close to eight in 10 (79%) employers admit that they do not know how to implement an AI workforce training program. Similarly, 74% of workers say they are not sure what AI training programs are available to them.”

Interesting! (Pens this down in my little Diary of Things To Get Done in 2024)

Anyway, there’s a lot more to unpack from the survey report. Do check out the screenshots I captured of key data, and the link to the report is in the comments.

What do you think of the survey and its findings?