AI engineers, universities and the Tech Talent Crunch

Over the past two years, artificial intelligence (AI) has become increasingly relevant on the agendas and budgets of companies on the brink of digital transformation. In a recent survey by Baker McKenzie, 43% of companies surveyed said they view AI as a “core technology” for business transformation. In 2020, that number was as low as 14%.

There is a worrying shortage of IT talent around the world. The job market is even tighter for AI engineers, who need a very specific set of skills and years of preparation to become competent professionals in the field. Under the pressure of growing demand, governments, businesses and universities face a daunting challenge.

Nearshore Americas had the chance to speak with Enrique Cortés Rello, Director of the AI ​​Hub at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico, one of the top universities in Latin America. Located in the city of Guadalajara, the hub has become an ecosystem where educational institutions, government agencies, private companies and NGOs interact to develop AI technology that aims to overcome socio-economic barriers in the region. .

Cortés Rello talks openly about the state of the IT talent shortage in Mexico, what it takes to train a good artificial intelligence engineer, and what universities are doing to address the challenges facing the tech ecosystem in the world. country.

You can watch the interview below:

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