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Talent Programs

The increase of AI applications is leading to a fast rise in demand for AI experts. Many companies, and corporate partners of AI Sweden, have identified the shortage of AI talents as the top challenge to their planned expansions in AI applications. AI Sweden together with partners are therefore initiating a number of talent programs to address this shortage in expertise!

How to attract talent

Together with partners in the different talent programs, AI Sweden develops activities with the purpose of

  • Growing the national talent pool
  • Attracting and sourcing international talent
  • Boosting talent with the knowledge, best practices and a network of people with similar challenges and solutions

The expansion of AI applications in both the private and the public sectors leads to a rapid increase in demand for AI experts. Many companies and AI Sweden partners identify the shortage of AI talent as a major challenge. 

AI Sweden’s efforts related to talent attraction reinforcing partners’ capabilities were launched in August 2021 and are continuously being scaled. The primary purpose is to contribute to partners’ ability to recruit more talent. All talent programs developed directly or indirectly by AI Sweden should increase the talent pool for AI Sweden’s partners. 

The talent programs are built by and for AI Sweden’s partners, and a partner organization or a group of partners typically initiate and fund them. 

If you want to know more about our talents, read the AI Sweden talent blog!

→ Sign up for Talent Update, a newsletter for AI Sweden's partners dedicated to attracting, keeping, and developing AI expertise and to give updates on our many talent programs.

Active talent programs

Talent program Duration Talent profile Next starting date
AI in Mind 18-24 months Individuals with a Master's or a PhD in a relevant field Q2 2022
AW Academy for AI 3+12 Months Individuals with potential to transition into the field of AI February 2022
Data Readiness Program 6 Months Students at Hyper Island (collaboration between AI Sweden and Hyper Island) October 2022
DSU Exchange Program 10 Months M.S.c. or Ph.D. students with an interest in AI and cyber security June 2022
Eye for AI - A program for future leaders on AI 18 Months International AI Talents with a Master's in an AI related field and 0-3 years of experience  October 2022
Junior AI Change Agent Program 6 Months Students at Hyper Island (collaboration between AI Sweden and Hyper Island) October 2022
NLU Talent Program 18 Months Candidates with interest in NLU and large-scale language models October 2022
Young Talent 5 Months Newly graduated students from a technical high school program September 2022
Master Thesis Program 6 Months Master thesis students from a university program January 2023

Contact

For more information about our talent programs:

Head of Talent Programs

Niclas Fock