“Nearly all big tech companies have an artificial intelligence project, and they are willing to pay experts millions of dollars to help get it done.” – The NY Times
The NY Times recently wrote about the lack of AI (Artificial Intelligence) talent (data scientists):
“Tech’s biggest companies are placing their future on artificial intelligence… As they chase this future, they are doling out salaries that are startling even in an industry that has never been shy about lavishing a fortune on its top talent… Solving tough A.I. problems is not like building the flavor-of-the-month smartphone app. In the entire world, fewer than 10,000 people have the skills necessary to tackle serious artificial intelligence research” - New York Times 22 October 2017.