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In the News

Bloomberg (January 25, 2024)

"The US capital is grabbing an outsize share of new jobs that require artificial intelligence skills, as the government and its contractors embrace the emerging technology, according to new research."

Financial Post (January 25, 2024)

"Over the past five years, the capital region surpassed the New York City metro area to become the country’s second-biggest hub of AI jobs — trailing only California. The Golden State, home to Silicon Valley, remains the clear leader with almost one-fifth of all AI job postings in the US, but its share declined in the period."

Stanford Prof. Andrew Ng (January 31, 2024)

“An analysis of United States job listings shows AI jobs are growing rapidly outside traditional tech hubs. California hosts the largest concentration, followed by the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. For people who want to make a career in AI, this report contains double good news.”


UMD-LinkUp AI Maps is the world’s first attempt to map the creation of AI jobs. To date, the handful of research papers in academia and industry have used keywords to identify which jobs require AI skills and which do not. Our analysis indicates that this is an extremely flawed approach, with up to 70% false positives. In contrast, we use a fine-tuned large language model (LLM), powered by cutting-edge AI technologies, to differentiate jobs requiring AI skills from others. In short, we use AI to do research on AI.


Maryland Smith

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is a global leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland at College Park, the school offers undergraduate, MS, MBA, PhD, and executive education programs. Several of the school's departments rank among the top 10 in the world for research in their respective fields.


LinkUp combines more than 20 years of experience in human capital management and employment data with proprietary technology that indexes millions of job listings daily directly from employer websites around the world. From this unique jobs dataset, LinkUp provides clients with actionable insights into the global labor market at the macroeconomic to individual company level or across themes, skills, products, and technologies.

Outrigger Group

Outrigger Group provides fractional executives to fast-growing startups and established businesses. Outrigger's team of experienced executives and entrepreneurs help companies accelerate growth through the most challenging phases of building a business, from inception through liquidity events.


*Dr. Anil K. Gupta, Professor

Tel: +1-301-537-6738

*Jon Norberg, CSO

Tel: +1-866-359-9360

Dr. Kunpeng Zhang, Professor

Dr. Siva Viswanathan, Professor

Dr. Evan Schnidman, CEO

Hanwen Shi, PhD Student

* Project co-leads

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