AI skills you need in the age of artificial intelligence

AI skills you need in the age of artificial intelligence

/ 07:33 AM June 12, 2024

Artificial intelligence continues to transform our society and lives. As generative AI threatens to take over millions of jobs, what are the AI skills you need to adapt?

The complexity of artificial intelligence may intimidate many, making it difficult to find skills to compete in the job market. Fortunately, this article lists seven that you can start learning today.

READ: OpenAI explains how to teach with AI

These do not require IT or programming skills, making them accessible to most. Even better, Inquirer Tech articles can help you learn some of them!

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7 AI skills necessary in the age of AI

  1. AI literacy
  2. Domain expertise
  3. Critical thinking
  4. Emotional intelligence
  5. Communication skills
  6. Creative problem-solving
  7. Continuous learning

1. AI literacy

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Philippines-based consulting firm John Clements recommends learning the concepts and terminologies related to artificial intelligence.

“The foundation for AI skills is to first learn the concepts and terminology,” it said. You may read free online resources regarding machine learning, neural networks, and other relevant terms. 

For example, you may read this other Inquirer Tech article for the 25 most important AI words you should know.

Online courses and seminars can also help you start learning about artificial intelligence. As a result, you will develop enough AI literacy for the other AI skills.

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2. Domain expertise

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A LinkedIn article compiled advice from numerous experts to share the AI skills professionals need to adapt to our digital world. 

It included domain expertise, which Brian Neuhaus, the cybersecurity leader at Neuhaus Ventures, recommended.

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Domain expertise involves complementing your specialization with AI literacy. For example, a writer may adopt artificial intelligence to improve productivity.

John Clements says this quality will “set you apart from those who merely possess technical skills.” It will allow you to carve a space in the age of AI and prosper.

3. Critical thinking

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The Nichols College’s Graduate School defines critical thinking as the ability to “analyze, evaluate, and interpret information objectively and rationally.”

“It goes beyond merely accepting information at face value; instead, critical thinkers are equipped to delve deeper, question assumptions, and explore various perspectives before arriving at well-informed conclusions,” the college added.

Tech insider VentureBeat says it is crucial in our fast-paced, competitive world. Critical thinking lets us accept new experiences and solve problems in different scenarios. Also, this skill helps people remain positive toward AI’s unexpected challenges

4. Emotional intelligence

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Harvard Business School defines emotional intelligence as the “ability to understand and manage your emotions, as well as recognize and influence the emotions of those around you.”

VentureBeat says active listening and using a personalized approach to your projects helps you develop this AI skill. 

Critical thinking lets you gather insights from meetings, understand processes further, and make more informed decisions. 

Artificial intelligence still struggles to empathize and connect with people. However, it is becoming better as it progresses. On August 8, 2022, Inquirer Tech reported on a related PubMed Central study.

It claims ChatGPT has better emotional awareness than humans. Read more about it by clicking here.

5. Communication skills

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Audrey Fernandes, the Director of Communications at New York-based communications firm Edelman, says everyone needs communication skills to adapt to AI.

It may help you land a marketing job as more companies need to promote their AI tools to clients. You need communication skills to articulate in layman’s terms how artificial intelligence may benefit a customer.

That will also allow you to work with other AI professionals without programming or IT skills. For example, you may talk to AI engineers about your company’s needs so that they can provide the right tool. 

6. Creative problem-solving

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VentureBeat says Ai lacks “creativity, intuition, experience, and intelligence to think out of the box and approach unusual problems.” 

That is why you should prepare yourself to provide those characteristics. For example, creative problem-solving can help you present a new AI tool.

If you lack this AI skill, your pitch will fail to engage stakeholders, even if you have well-prepared data. Fortunately, you may develop this skill by “keeping an open mind to the wildest ideas.” 

7. Continuous learning

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OpenAI sparked the AI revolution with ChatGPT a year ago by generating convincingly human-made text.

Nowadays, the AI program can speak like a human, teach mathematics, sing, create images, and so much more. Also, other tech giants like Google have entered the AI space, ensuring that the technology will improve further.

In response, everyone should learn constantly. Explore new ideas and concepts by visiting museums, reading the news, and trying new things. 

Of course, you may also learn so many new things online. AI is integrating into various parts of daily life, even those you do not expect, such as relationships and medicine.

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