Brewers have stepped up their interest in hiring in the field of AI, data suggests.

In the year to the end of June 2023, there were 187 open positions related to artificial intelligence among brewers monitored by Just Drinks, GlobalData’s parent.

That compared to 93 in the previous 12 months.

GlobalData’s job analytics database tracks daily job postings across multiple industries, including consumer goods. As part of the research and intelligence company’s analysis, it groups jobs by theme, providing an indication of where businesses are focusing their hiring efforts.

Grupa Żywiec – the Poland-based brewer in which Heineken holds a majority stake – was second on the list.

The company was followed by Anheuser-Busch InBev and Dr. August Oetker, the company behind Germany’s Oetker Group, which owns the brewer Radeberger.

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Overall, the global beverages industry witnessed a 69% rise in compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in new job postings related to artificial intelligence since 2020, according to GlobalData’s Job Analytics database.

Notably, computer and mathematical occupations jobs accounted for 45% share of the global beverages industry’s artificial intelligence-related new job postings since 2020.

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