Toptal, a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand, today announced the launch of its two new on-demand talent specializations to meet the rising demand for skilled artificial intelligence and data science engineers. Tapping into Toptal's private network of highly skilled software professionals, the new specialized service will connect organizations with freelance artificial intelligence and data science professionals who are experts in machine learning, deep learning, data architecture, and data mining. "Businesses across every sector are moving quickly to leverage the power of artificial intelligence and data science optimization.
Welcome to my first post as a Forbes contributor focused on the freelance revolution. Meeker's report makes a well-deserved splash each year as it chronicles the growth of the Internet, and how Internet growth has transformed industry after industry. This year, Meeker focuses at length on the impact of the Internet on the employment industry, with an emphasis on "on demand work". Her data, pulled together from a wide range of sources, makes several very interesting observations on the importance of freelancing as a tectonic shift in how people work, for whom they work, and where and when they work. Meeker starts her discussion of freelancing by reminding us of the antecedent motivations to freelance.
Toptal is a network of the world's top 3% of software engineering, design, and finance talent – available on demand to help companies accelerate, adapt, and scale. With $100 million in annual revenue and triple-digit growth, Toptal is the largest fully distributed workforce in the world. We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun [see this video from The Huffington Post]. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold. At Toptal, we measure everything and always rely on data to guide all of our initiatives, including both our long-term strategy and our day-to-day operations.