The First International Labour Market Conference in Riyadh concluded its activities with over 6,000 participants and 150 speakers across 40 sessions.
Engineer Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, the head of the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority, clarified that artificial intelligence will not replace human labour; rather, it will improve it by automating certain tasks.
Al-Ghamdi continued, stating that 69 million new jobs are anticipated to arise globally over the next five years as a result of artificial intelligence.
He made the following points regarding the most significant jobs with the best prospects for growth in the labour market:
- Artificial Intelligence Engineer
- Artificial intelligence researcher
- Data scientist
- Artificial intelligence artist
- Artificial Intelligence Writer
- Input engineer
- Content experts
Al-Ghamdi highlighted that companies around the globe are having trouble locating the talent they require for artificial intelligence.
He added that there may be dangers in the labour market if this issue is not handled strategically and proactively.
Al-Ghamdi emphasised the significance of advancing artificial intelligence skills and capabilities to meet these challenges.
Furthermore, he mentioned that the Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority has started training and qualification programmes to support efforts to develop skills.