India stands fifth in the world when it comes to recruiting in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), revealed a research by UiPath, a robotic process automation company.
The top two AI recruiters are China and USA with 12,113 and 7,465 jobs respectively, followed by Japan and UK. In India, there are 1,326 AI jobs available.
UiPath came up with this ranking by analysing 30,000 job listings from 15 industry-leading countries, retrieving any role that requires either skill or training in AI or ML, or any role within a company that specialises in AI or ML.
Despite being the fifth highest recruiter of AI jobs, it fares much worse when it comes to AI jobs (per million of their working-age population), the research said.
In India, there are 1.5 AI jobs per million working population and only Hungary, ranks lower than India among 15 countries analysed. Japan tops the chart with 44.7 AI jobs per million population, followed by Israel and UK.
The AI industry is expected to contribute an additional $15.7 trillion to the global GDP by 2030 as global competition is increasing to attract the best talent and investment in the best-positioned companies.
Among cities, Suzhou and Shanghai from China tops the chart with the highest number of AI jobs, 3,329 and 1,624 AI jobs respectively. They are followed by Tokyo, Japan (1,258 AI jobs).
China dominates the list with eight cities out of top 15. India's IT capital, Bengaluru is ranked 10th in list, with 566 people employed in AI jobs.
First Published: IST