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The AI Education Gap is Real: 5 Reasons to Add AI Development to Your Employee Toolkit

Recent technology advancements have opened up countless opportunities for organizations in nearly every industry. One of the most promising developments in recent years is the rise of generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Large Language Models (LLMs).  

These systems have powered a wave of innovation, and in turn are helping transform the way companies operate internally and interact with customers. While organizations are beginning to embrace generative AI with enthusiasm and recognize its potential to enhance productivity and streamline workflows, true transformation extends beyond employee adoption. To thrive, orgs will need to incorporate AI strategy into company culture and allow their employees to “adopt and run.”.

“What’s important for companies to remember is that AI is no longer just a scientific or technical topic. As its capabilities advance, AI will have even more profound impacts and unintended side effects in non-technical areas such as employment and income, elections, healthcare, the military, crime and violence, surveillance and social control, and class & wealth. If we are to mitigate the inherent risks and accelerate benefits to people – if we wish to shape AI to align to human-centered goals, we urgently need the contributions of inter-disciplinary experts.” - Sandra Niehaus - Principal Human Experience Strategist

According to a recent survey, there has been a 20-fold increase in job roles demanding AI skills, solidifying the market's eagerness to harness the power of AI to gain a competitive edge. However, despite this surge in demand, there is a significant gap in AI training efforts. Only 13% of employees have received AI training from their employers in the last year. This disconnect presents a crucial challenge that needs to be addressed for enterprises to truly harness the opportunities of AI.

At Launch, we believe that bridging the AI skills gap is not just a necessity but a strategic imperative for businesses aiming to succeed in the digital age. Here are the top 5 reasons your employees will thrive with AI –based learning and development, built with employee experience in mind.

  1. Unlocking the Potential of Your Workforce

Your employees are your most valuable asset. With the right training, they can become AI champions, capable of harnessing the full potential of AI tools. A recent survey found that 52% of respondents believe that being skilled in AI tools will improve their career and promotion prospects. With the right AI tools and training, your employees will have the time and space to unlock boundless potential.  

  1. Embracing the Undeniable

AI is here to stay, and its impact on various industries is undeniable. Over half of the survey respondents acknowledged that AI will have a significant influence on their industries and roles. In the United States, 29% of workers are already using AI in their jobs, and this trend is expected to grow. Ignoring AI's potential is not an option; it's time to embrace it.

  1. The Imbalance Between Demand and Supply

While there is a clear demand for AI skills, the supply of AI training opportunities falls short. AI handling is the third most sought-after skillset, expected by 22% of participants in the next 12 months. However, as referenced above, only 13% of workers claim to have received AI training in the past year.  

To mitigate this imbalance, organizations can offer customized AI training programs that empower their employees with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in an AI-driven landscape.  

  1. Building Trust in AI

AI training isn't just about enhancing skills; it's also about building trust in technology. Educating employees on the benefits of artificial intelligence in addition to AI ethics and responsibility will help demystify the concept of AI and lead to better understanding and adoption.

  1. The Path to Possibility

By investing in AI training for your workforce, you not only stay competitive but also position your organization to capitalize on profound possibilities. Whether it’s getting products to market faster, streamlining processes or unlocking new revenue streams – Artificial Intelligence can often dramatically accelerate the achievement of organizational goals.  

Are you equipped for AI adoption?

In the digital age, AI is not just a buzzword; it's a transformative force that can reshape businesses and industries. However, to fully leverage the opportunities that AI offers, organizations must bridge the AI skills gap. At Launch, we have been implementing AI solutions for years, but to take the next step as an AI-first company, we had to assess our own internal practices. To do this, we set up our own internal AI learning and development program, including a comprehensive training curriculum. -

“It is a misconception that only technical roles need to understand AI, building fluency across an organization means that every employee has the ability to envision how AI can responsibly improve efficiency, quality and customer experience. If your goal is to create better creators and consumers of AI, you need to make an intentional effort to foster ongoing conversation about AI – that requires more than training.  It requires creating spaces and opportunities for people to talk about AI as part of their daily work. ” - Lori Haney – Director, Learning & Development, Management Consulting Studio

At Launch, we are committed to helping businesses navigate the AI landscape and create bold new opportunities. To find out where your organization currently stands in your journey to AI adoption, take our free AI assessment. Together, we can bridge the AI skills gap and pave the way to true digital transformation.

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Recent technology advancements have opened up countless opportunities for organizations in nearly every industry. One of the most promising developments in recent years is the rise of generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Large Language Models (LLMs).  

These systems have powered a wave of innovation, and in turn are helping transform the way companies operate internally and interact with customers. While organizations are beginning to embrace generative AI with enthusiasm and recognize its potential to enhance productivity and streamline workflows, true transformation extends beyond employee adoption. To thrive, orgs will need to incorporate AI strategy into company culture and allow their employees to “adopt and run.”.

“What’s important for companies to remember is that AI is no longer just a scientific or technical topic. As its capabilities advance, AI will have even more profound impacts and unintended side effects in non-technical areas such as employment and income, elections, healthcare, the military, crime and violence, surveillance and social control, and class & wealth. If we are to mitigate the inherent risks and accelerate benefits to people – if we wish to shape AI to align to human-centered goals, we urgently need the contributions of inter-disciplinary experts.” - Sandra Niehaus - Principal Human Experience Strategist

According to a recent survey, there has been a 20-fold increase in job roles demanding AI skills, solidifying the market's eagerness to harness the power of AI to gain a competitive edge. However, despite this surge in demand, there is a significant gap in AI training efforts. Only 13% of employees have received AI training from their employers in the last year. This disconnect presents a crucial challenge that needs to be addressed for enterprises to truly harness the opportunities of AI.

At Launch, we believe that bridging the AI skills gap is not just a necessity but a strategic imperative for businesses aiming to succeed in the digital age. Here are the top 5 reasons your employees will thrive with AI –based learning and development, built with employee experience in mind.

  1. Unlocking the Potential of Your Workforce

Your employees are your most valuable asset. With the right training, they can become AI champions, capable of harnessing the full potential of AI tools. A recent survey found that 52% of respondents believe that being skilled in AI tools will improve their career and promotion prospects. With the right AI tools and training, your employees will have the time and space to unlock boundless potential.  

  1. Embracing the Undeniable

AI is here to stay, and its impact on various industries is undeniable. Over half of the survey respondents acknowledged that AI will have a significant influence on their industries and roles. In the United States, 29% of workers are already using AI in their jobs, and this trend is expected to grow. Ignoring AI's potential is not an option; it's time to embrace it.

  1. The Imbalance Between Demand and Supply

While there is a clear demand for AI skills, the supply of AI training opportunities falls short. AI handling is the third most sought-after skillset, expected by 22% of participants in the next 12 months. However, as referenced above, only 13% of workers claim to have received AI training in the past year.  

To mitigate this imbalance, organizations can offer customized AI training programs that empower their employees with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in an AI-driven landscape.  

  1. Building Trust in AI

AI training isn't just about enhancing skills; it's also about building trust in technology. Educating employees on the benefits of artificial intelligence in addition to AI ethics and responsibility will help demystify the concept of AI and lead to better understanding and adoption.

  1. The Path to Possibility

By investing in AI training for your workforce, you not only stay competitive but also position your organization to capitalize on profound possibilities. Whether it’s getting products to market faster, streamlining processes or unlocking new revenue streams – Artificial Intelligence can often dramatically accelerate the achievement of organizational goals.  

Are you equipped for AI adoption?

In the digital age, AI is not just a buzzword; it's a transformative force that can reshape businesses and industries. However, to fully leverage the opportunities that AI offers, organizations must bridge the AI skills gap. At Launch, we have been implementing AI solutions for years, but to take the next step as an AI-first company, we had to assess our own internal practices. To do this, we set up our own internal AI learning and development program, including a comprehensive training curriculum. -

“It is a misconception that only technical roles need to understand AI, building fluency across an organization means that every employee has the ability to envision how AI can responsibly improve efficiency, quality and customer experience. If your goal is to create better creators and consumers of AI, you need to make an intentional effort to foster ongoing conversation about AI – that requires more than training.  It requires creating spaces and opportunities for people to talk about AI as part of their daily work. ” - Lori Haney – Director, Learning & Development, Management Consulting Studio

At Launch, we are committed to helping businesses navigate the AI landscape and create bold new opportunities. To find out where your organization currently stands in your journey to AI adoption, take our free AI assessment. Together, we can bridge the AI skills gap and pave the way to true digital transformation.

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