HR in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: On-Site AI Primer and AI Bootcamp

The AI Revolution is here and HR is not ready, according to multiple studies. Employees need AI skills to thrive in the future, but so do HR teams. It is more and more obvious that most companies have understood that they now have to implement AI systems to stay in the race, but not only do they not have the talent: they also don't have the leadership or the confidence in their human resources teams. Adopting AI means adopting it for HR functions too and those departments are not accustomed to using data to support decisions. That shift in the organization's culture has to happen soon and, in order to stay relevant, HR leaders will have to integrate that data to inform people's decisions.

They also need to think about how to retrain the workforce for this culture change in an AI-driven future. IBM predicts that 120 million workers globally will need to reskilled quickly to adapt to an AI-powered world - and that if companies don't get started soon they will quickly risk losing their competitive edge. HR leaders will have to deliver training to employees who are used to a personalized approach in their consumer's lives and who want short, practical modules that have been curated to teach them exactly what they need to know.

These changes in culture require HR leaders to upgrade their own skill sets while simultaneously upskilling their workforce and changing how the business functions. We have developed our workshops precisely to help organizations be ready for the Future of Work and our two AI workshops precisely answer those needs. Our 1-Day AI Primer, developed for non-technical functions, equips HR leaders with the knowledge they need to understand how AI can be applied to their work and will help their teams to better fill the talent gap and develop training strategies. Our clients have found that one of the most efficient way to jumpstart a reskilling initiative is to have a customized version of our 5-Day AI Bootcamp delivered on-site for their IT engineers who have no skills in AI. In just a few days, their teams have acquired the competence they need to develop AI initiatives or perform activities that require humans to work with AI systems.

Learn more about our workplace strategy consulting services, our 1-Day AI Primer and our 5-Day AI Bootcamp on kinestry.io.

Food for Thought

Not only are HR roles in need of training, but all leaders need to fully understand Artificial Intelligence, its risks as well as its promises. Eric's favorite read this week was a Harvard Business Review article, aptly titled Why Business Leaders Need to Understand Their Algorithms. "One of the biggest sources of anxiety about AI is not that it will turn against us, but that we simply cannot understand how it works," says our CEO. "Knowing "why" is important for many industries, particularly those with fiduciary obligations like consumer finance, or healthcare and education, where vulnerable lives are involved."

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2019 is not over yet, we are still working on exciting projects but we are already looking forward to a great party with our partners (and friends!) of the AI LA community, celebrating all things human and artificial with IBM and more partners. AI LA Holid(AI) Social is on December 10 at The Continental Club in Los Angeles, come join us to end the year on a high note!

Upcoming Events and Workshops

We host our bootcamps and classes at the Kinestry Studio in Downtown Los Angeles. Here are our upcoming dates:

January 20-24 5-Day AI Bootcamp
February 3-7 5-Day AI Bootcamp
March 9-13 5-Day AI Bootcamp
April 20-24 5-Day AI Bootcamp
May 18-22 5-Day AI Bootcamp
June 15-19 5-Day AI Bootcamp
July 20-24 5-Day AI Bootcamp

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