Techies Don’t Need to Have a Computer Science Degree to Work in Tech Companies: Here’s What It Means

Techies Don't Need to Have a Computer Science Degree to Work in Tech Companies: Here's What It Means

Major tech firms are preparing for the future with artificial intelligence (AI), which could result in significant job losses over the next few years.

If you’ve been thinking about joining a tech company and you’re concerned about whether you’ll need a computer science degree to qualify, don’t worry, those worries might be about to be put to rest. “In the next couple of years, working in a tech company will no longer require a degree in computer science,” said Jim Cuddy, global managing partner of Generative AI at IBM in an interview with Forbes.

For example, Matthew Candy said that tech professionals would be able to develop new products even if they don’t know how to write code. That’s a bold claim from one of the world’s largest tech companies.

Candy talked about the impact AI will have on the industry, how it will make life easier for people, so they can focus on the big stuff and let AI take care of the little stuff in their day-to-day lives.

IBM’s head honcho for AI said, “Technical skills will fall by the wayside as more of a focus will be put on creative skills, such as communication, the kind of creativity a person can offer and so on.”

He also said that AI needs to improve the skills of the design profession, which means that art degrees and the design profession will have to compete with AI in the years to come.

There are many ways in which you can agree with Candy about the importance of AI, but the overall impact and the future of AI is already worrying many.

In fact, companies such as IBM have already warned of the need to harness the power of AI, which could, in turn, result in massive job losses within the next couple of years. While some experts have tried to mitigate the threat of AI, considering its ever-increasing capabilities and ability to produce content or anything in seconds, it does leave those with limited skills to ponder their future and any future jobs that may be part of their plan.

Google is among the tech giants that could lay off up to 30,000 workers as it prepares to create use cases for artificial intelligence to take over from humans, according to a report last month.