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AI Skills Report - EGFSN

23 June 2022 

Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Robert Troy TD, and Minister for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins TD, today welcomed the publication from the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) on the skills needed for Ireland to fully benefit from the opportunities presented by Artificial Intelligence.

The new report highlights the need that everyone, regardless of whether they work in tech or not, will need some level of knowledge and understanding of AI. 

Minister Troy said 'The report today highlights the huge potential that AI presents and forecasts the future skills needs to seize these opportunities. But if we are to see the benefits we must be prepared. Government is already working with our counterparts in Europe to develop an effective regulatory framework that will ensure the ethical use of AI, championing a person- centred, trustworthy approach to AI in its deployment and application'.

The report finds that AI is not likely to bring about a net loss of jobs, but it will replace certain tasks within many jobs over time. Thus, there is a need for both organisations and individuals to identify where AI will impact their job or their sector and prepare by seeking out the necessary education and training.

Click on the image report below to read the report