From West to the Rest: Growing Dispersion of AI Jobs in America

White Paper #1 January 2024

22 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2024

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Anil Gupta

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Jon Norberg

LinkUp

Evan Schnidman

Outrigger Group

Siva Viswanathan

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Kunpeng Zhang

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Hanwen Shi

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business

Date Written: January 22, 2024

Abstract

UMD-LinkUp AI Maps is the world’s first attempt to map the creation of AI jobs. To date, the handful of research papers in academia and industry have used keywords to identify which jobs require AI skills and which do not. Our analysis indicates that this is an extremely flawed approach, with up to 70% false positives. In contrast, we use a fine-tuned large language model (LLM), powered by cutting-edge AI technologies, to differentiate jobs requiring AI skills from others. In short, we use AI to do research on AI.

Keywords: AI Maps, AI Jobs, AI Labor Market, Geographic Dispersion

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Anil and Norberg, Jon and Schnidman, Evan and Viswanathan, Siva and Zhang, Kunpeng and Shi, Hanwen, From West to the Rest: Growing Dispersion of AI Jobs in America (January 22, 2024). White Paper #1 January 2024, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4703193 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4703193

Anil Gupta (Contact Author)

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )

Jon Norberg

LinkUp ( email )

Evan Schnidman

Outrigger Group ( email )

Siva Viswanathan

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )

College Park, MD 20742-1815
United States

Kunpeng Zhang

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )

College Park, MD 20742-1815
United States

Hanwen Shi

University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business ( email )

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