The Rise of the Chief AI Officer

Businesses are urgently hiring executives and roles related to AI and language models due to the rise of AI technologies like ChatGPT, signaling a shift towards a more tech-driven economy.


  • Since the launch of ChatGPT in 2022, demand for AI executives and roles has surged, with compensation reaching over $1 million.

  • LinkedIn data shows "Head of AI" job postings have tripled in the last 5 years, with over 120 chief or VP of AI roles on Glassdoor in the past year.

  • Investments in AI leadership indicate the economy is shifting as skills like "crafting prompts" and "building language models" become valued over traditional ones.

  • An AI prompt engineer at Anthropic can make up to $375,000 without needing a STEM degree, just knowledge of chatting with ChatGPT.

  • Job seekers proficient in AI have a distinct advantage, with AI-related terms spiking 140% on Indeed from 2020 to 2023.

  • The rise of roles like "chief AI officer" signals businesses urgently adapting to capitalize on emerging technologies like ChatGPT.


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