The AI Revolution — Building the Future Workforce

Picture this, the year 2028… AI to mimic an artist and generate a top 40 pop song. AI to use as a narrative arc in videos to predict how people will react after watching them. AI will also be able to use the text input just to generate a video giving its first cut within ten seconds. These are transformative changes the AI promises in the near future.

It is important how we should realize the growing impact AI has on our lives. And it should be essential to think about how technology will be used for societal benefit.

Artificial intelligence has proven quite promising in China. The demand for AI professionals in this country is growing by leaps and bounds.

As the government ramp up the effort of upgrading the country’s economy and encourage companies to compete in tech and innovation, highly skilled professionals in AI have become one of the most sought after talents in China.

Dr. Liu Xu, a Ph.D. holder in AI, has been studying artificial intelligence since graduate school. Currently, he is working for Watrix, an AI-based company in Beijing. Liu says, he chose AI because he thinks it is very interesting.

Like face recognition, Liu uses AI to identify the identities of people by analyzing their body shape and walking posture. This is now being used in areas with heavy security such as the customs, the port area, and police work.

Being an AI engineer Liu told the CGTN what his job responsibility was.

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