How are AI advances driving demand for Embedded Engineers?

AI’s future and the epic influence it will have on our day-to-day lives in future years was plain to see at Google’s I/O annual developer conference, which took place earlier this month.

Google demoed its new Duplex technology, an AI personal assistant that is so advanced (and eerily realistic) that it can make phone calls on its user’s behalf – booking hairdresser appointments and restaurants in a pre-recorded demo showcase. If you haven’t watched the recording yet, it’s well worth a look.

But, far away from the flashy, press-worthy public demos, is the complex microengineering that enables this sci-fi worthy technology.

In the background the most sophisticated microprocessors are in play – IBM, Intel and AMD are all in head-to-heads to offer increasingly fast chips that can process huge sets of data required for voice and image recognition and other advanced AI processes. And, according to research firm Bernstein Research, spending on microprocessors in servers will jump from $500 million last year, to $10 billion by 2020 (Fortune). However, it’s no longer just the microprocessor giants in competition – the likes of Amazon and Google have begun to develop their own microchip tech. Back in 2015, Amazon acquired chip designer Annapurna Labs and has since then started to create its own processors (Engadget).

With the evolution of this technology so heavily reliant on the background processing capabilities, the demand for embedded systems engineers and developers is hotter than ever. It’s an exciting time to be an engineer in this space and our specialist engineering division are working with some amazing clients working at the forefront of this technology.

We’ve compiled some of the latest Embedded Software Engineering job trends in the UK into a short infographic:

Are you an Embedded Engineer interested in working with some of the most progressive technology companies out there? Check out our latest jobs or get in touch with our specialist engineering recruitment consultants who would be delighted to speak to you.

Or, if you’re looking for top engineering talent to join your teams, contact our Head of Engineering Division Antony Redmond at