Gartner Research

Essential Skills for AI Engineers

Published: 26 August 2020

ID: G00719669

Analyst(s): Daniel Cota


Artificial intelligence initiatives contribute to digital transformations, but many data and analytics technical professionals lack the cross-domain expertise to pursue them successfully. This report identifies the essential skills that AI engineers must develop to ensure AI initiatives do succeed.

Table Of Contents


Skills Analysis

  • Algorithm Understanding
  • AI/MLFrameworks
  • API Configuration
  • MLOps
  • DevOps Integration
  • AI PaaS Integration
  • DSML Programming
  • Statistics
  • DataOps Integration
  • Cloud Implementation Design
  • Deep Neural Network Understanding
  • Natural Language Techniques
  • AI Workload Management
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • AI Accelerator Configuration
  • AI Accelerator Integration


Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.