The half-life of developer skills is shrinking rapidly

Kian Katanforoosh is the CEO and cofounder of Workera and co-created the Stanford Deep Learning class (CS230) with Prof. Andrew Ng. In this episode he talks about how companies can better measure the skill sets of their employees and how AI will change the half-life of useful skills.

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Along with his work at Stanford, Katanforoosh is a founding member of deeplearning.ai and co-created the Deep Learning Specialization on Coursera.

He believes the rapidly expanding capabilities of AI will mean that humans, and especially programmers, will need to learn new skills faster than ever. This doesn't mean machines are going to take our jobs. Rather, with the assistance of AI, humans will become far more capable, learning faster and mastering more domains.

Not surprisingly, Katanforoosh has built his business with the goal of addressing this issue. Workera aims to help companies identify where their employees lack skills and provide them with personalized instruction that can quickly bring them up to the next level.

You can find Kian on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Stanford's website.

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