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Tackling the AI skills gap

Adoption of reactive, agile technologies is steadily growing in the oil and gas sector, but sourcing the personnel needed is still a challenge

Attracting the talent needed to build and deploy AI systems across oil and gas is essential if the industry is to compete with other sectors, according to a panel of experts at a PE roundtable discussion on the technology’s long-term potential. “One of the barriers we see is access to talent,” says AJ Abdallat, CEO and founder of US AI provider Beyond Limits. “The things that I see working for some of our strategic partners in the oil and gas space is really access to talent and specifically access to young talent.” Other speakers agree, pointing out the struggles some companies face in filling vacant data science and AI specialist positions. “I just do not think there are enough people co

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