Large U.S. Companies’ Plans to Create AI-Ready Workforce in 2019

Proof Point

More than half of large U.S. companies in PwC survey looks to implement continual learning initiatives and identify new skill sets and roles needed to create AI-ready workforce by 2019

Large U.S. Companies’ Plans to Create AI-Ready Workforce in 2019

2018 (percentage)

Note: Data based on PwC 2019 AI Predictions survey of 1,001 AI-savvy executives in United States working in large enterprises

Proof Point Findings

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Software technologies autonomously performing tasks equal to or better than humans
  • Learning Initiatives – 60% of companies surveyed by PwC will implement continual learning to prepare employees for AI integration in 2019
  • Plans and Frameworks – 56% aims to develop workforce plan that will help identify new skills and roles needed, while 44% will include AI skills in performance and development frameworks
  • Partnership Expansion – 44% also looking to expand company’s AI talent with internships and university partnerships
  • No Plans – Fewer than one in ten surveyed claimed to not have any plans to create AI-ready workforce in 2019
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include accelerating sophistication of AI-based applications, increasing business adoption of AI technologies to improve processes, and growing demand to leverage customer and business data to become more competitive


Market Disruption

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Date Last Updated

February 25, 2019

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