Amazon’s UK investment demonstrates demand for AI technologies, says GlobalData

Following today’s news (October 19, 2018) that online retail giant, Amazon, has created thousands of new technology jobs in the UK,

Brad Shimmin, Service Director for Technology and Software at GlobalData, offers his view on this expansion:

“Amazon’s increased investment in highly valued skill sets in the UK and elsewhere not only reflects the importance of AI technologies such as machine learning, it also underscores a growing trend across the technology landscape to break down the silos that have previously existed between data science and software development.

“AI is now very much a part of everyday business, not an isolated exercise in predicting the future, but rather a fundamental means of improving all facets of all lines of business.”


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