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The Lion City is roaring into the AI age! With the government’s ambitious push to become a global AI powerhouse, Singapore is starting to see a surge in demand for AI-savvy professionals. This means a wealth of new job opportunities, often with higher salaries and faster career growth.

And you don’t need to be an IT whiz to get started. Think of it like the PC revolution: once upon a time, typing and filing were specialized skills. Now, they’re basic work know-how. Generative AI is the next big leap, and even learning the basics can give your career a major boost.

If you’re still on the fence, consider this: jobs requiring AI skills have doubled in just three months, and they often pay an average premium of 7% or more over similar occupations without Gen AI requirements. 

That’s because Generative AI is now seen as a productivity powerhouse, streamlining tasks from data analysis to content creation. It’s like having a personal assistant who’s always on, always learning, and always ready to help you work smarter.

Ready to Level Up? 

Start with Google Cloud’s free 45-minute “Introduction to Generative AI” online course. It’s a quick and easy way to get a feel for the technology and its potential (plus you get a course badge)

Numerous companies in Singapore offer AI courses tailored for working professionals. For example, NTUC LearningHub’s 16-hour virtual course covers the fundamentals of Gen AI, including practical applications like market research and data privacy. Singaporeans and PRs can also use SkillsFuture credits or other subsidies to offset the cost.

Introductory classes in generative AI do not demand programming skills, as the focus is on understanding the core concepts of generative AI, its capabilities and practical applications. 

Once you delve deeper into the technical aspects of AI and eventually build your own Chatbot models, learning Python will become increasingly valuable. This widely-used programming language is a cornerstone of AI development and will unlock a whole new level of understanding and creativity.

Embrace AI: Adapt and Thrive

The Age of AI is upon us, and while the rapid pace of change might be intimidating, embracing this new era is essential to unlocking the full potential of the AI economy as it takes shape. The world is transforming, and those who embrace the opportunities AI presents will be well-positioned for success \in the future.

Feature image: AI-generated (Google Gemini)

Also read: Indeed: GenAI jobs in S’pore double, despite “incredibly tight” job market

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