New schools seek to bring AI, programming literacy to fill the talent gap
“The AI talent shortage isn’t merely a matter of AI engineers, either. Software developers were the workers in highest demand in 2020, according to LinkedIn data, and Microsoft estimates that the next five years will see the creation of around 149 million new technology-oriented jobs with most roles in software development.
In fact, as far back as 2017, Gartner predicted app development demand would outstrip IT’s capacity to deliver it through 2021, as highlighted by Daniel Kroening in The Wall Street Journal.
More than 40 computer science academics left for high-paying private-sector jobs in 2018 compared to 15 in 2012 and none in 2004
CS does not even count toward high school graduation in 35 out of 50 U.S. states, though 58% of all new STEM jobs are in computing.”