Data collected from many major job boards is showing that many businesses in a variety of fields are hoping to hire people who can integrate the use of AI and technology into routine tasks.
When software maker OpenAI launched ChatGPT in November with financial backing from Microsoft, it seemingly also kicked off an arms race of investment and rivalry. LinkedIn postings mentioning “GPT” a technical term for AI-driven tools rose by 51% from 2021 to 2022 according to data provided by LinkedIn.
The employment website Indeed said it saw a more than 140% jump in mentions of “language model,” another term related to AI writing systems, across its job posting from February 2022 to last month.
These postings seem to be the first signs of how AI is going to be affecting industries not just within the tech sphere. A study released by OpenAI and the University of Pennsylvania found that 80% of the U.S. workforce could have at least 10% of their work affected by GPTs and that nearly one-fifth could have half of their tasks affected.
Chief Economist for ZipRecruiter, Julia Pollak, said that new listings that are popping up are typically seeking candidates with the “willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies, e.g. ChatGPT,” or things like “You are excited to figure out how we can use ChatGPT and other AI tools to do work better and faster.”