IBM, a company that drives blockchain development today, has revealed its plans to launch a number of projects in France, thus creating about 1,800 jobs in the IT sector.
The news was delivered by IBM’s Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty at the Tech for Good Summit, organized by French President Emmanuel Macron. The projects will be conducting cutting-edge research on artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing and Internet of Things.
“President Macron is making a big bet, and a smart one, that AI is going to transform every job, every profession and every industry,” stated Rometty. “That is why we are bringing 1,800 new jobs to France to meet growing demand for AI from our clients.”
IBM will be looking for consultants, IT architects, developers and technical experts, both with and without working experience. Furthermore, the company wants to find the new type of workers for “new collar” jobs – positions in advanced areas such as artificial intelligence and cognitive business. To occupy such position, a person needs special relevant experience rather than any university degree.
IBM and French government participate together in P-TECH (Pathways to Technology Early College High School), which is an educational project for teenagers from poor families.