The importance of investing in upskilling and reskilling on AI tools

This article was based on the interview with Jonathan Boakes of Infinum by Greg Kihlström, AI Adoption keynote speaker for The Agile Brand with Greg Kihlström podcast. Listen to the original episode here:

Investing in continuous learning and upskilling is crucial in the ever-evolving landscape of technology and artificial intelligence (AI). As highlighted in the podcast transcript, the nature of work is changing rapidly, and it is essential for individuals and organizations to adapt and stay ahead of the curve.

Jonathan Boakes mentions Infinum’s initiative, the AI Ambassador Initiative, where they are exploring how AI can enhance their agency’s operations. This proactive approach to incorporating AI into their work processes demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning and innovation.

The rapid advancements in technology, particularly in AI, are reshaping industries and creating new opportunities for growth and efficiency. However, as the transcript points out, the failure rate of digital transformations is high, with many investments in digital products ending in failure. This underscores the importance of investing in continuous learning and upskilling to ensure that organizations are equipped to successfully navigate the digital landscape.

Continuous learning and upskilling not only benefit organizations but also individuals. As the demand for AI skills continues to grow, individuals who possess the ability to build and use AI systems will be in high demand. By investing in their own professional development and acquiring new skills, individuals can position themselves for success in the future job market.

Jonathan Boakes also mentions the importance of upskilling programs, such as the academy courses offered by Infinum, which provide opportunities for individuals to learn and apply new skills in their businesses. Additionally, the speaker mentions their own plans to attend the Oxford University Artificial Intelligence program, highlighting the importance of lifelong learning and staying abreast of new developments in the field.

Investing in continuous learning and upskilling is essential for individuals and organizations to thrive in the digital age. By embracing new technologies, acquiring new skills, and staying ahead of industry trends, individuals can position themselves for success and contribute to the growth and innovation of their organizations. Continuous learning is not just a one-time investment but a lifelong commitment to personal and professional development in a rapidly changing world.

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