There are few technologies in recent years more prolific than Artificial Intelligence (AI). From self-driving cars to robotic surgery to the applications we use every day, AI is all around us in both our personal and professional lives.
Worldwide revenues for AI, including software, hardware, and services, are forecasted to grow 16.4 percent year over year in 2021 to $327.5 billion, according to IDC.
With all major technological breakthroughs comes new challenges, and these need to be addressed before AI can deliver on its full potential. To better understand the barriers to AI adoption, a new O’Reilly survey seeks to explore what those challenges are and how organizations can overcome them. Not surprisingly, lack of skills and difficulty hiring are the two biggest roadblocks. In contrast to O'Reilly's data last year, when company culture presented the largest bottleneck to AI adoption, this shift is significant. This trend implies a greater overall acceptance of AI – but also a real and persistent AI talent gap.