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Our latest “Tech Connects” guest is Laura Baldwin, who’s the president of O’Reilly Media. If you’ve worked in tech, you’re well aware of O’Reilly’s training offerings, which include a massive online learning platform. I wanted to talk with Laura because of her insight into how companies are upskilling their workers for AI, the ethical implications of AI, and much more. Let’s listen in!

That was a real deep dive into everything related to AI, wasn’t it? Here are some key takeaways from the discussion:

  • First, if you’re a manager or executive at most companies—by which I mean a company that doesn’t have tens of millions to spend on AI talent and infrastructure—consider focusing your efforts on upskilling your existing workforce to work with AI tools, rather than hiring expensive AI specialists.
  • Second, develop an AI strategy before training your employees to ensure they learn the most relevant skills.
  • Third, use AI responsibly and transparently, ensuring proper attribution of content and human oversight to prevent errors. This is especially crucial when you consider how businesses run on trust; if your AI efforts can’t be trusted, you’re going to be in big trouble.
  • Fourth, provide ongoing training opportunities and encourage experimentation with new AI tools, as the field is constantly evolving.

We hope this episode has helped you to better understand the impact of AI on the job market. AI is a powerful tool that can be used to transform businesses, but it's important to use it wisely.

We covered a whole lot of other topics during the episode, of course, so give it a re-listen if there was something you missed. We’ll see you next time—and remember, Dice is your best resource to find the tech talent you need to fill your open roles, and for technologists, the best place to grow your tech career.