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These 20 freelance skills are in demand right now

With the rise of AI voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, “natural language processing” topped Upwork’s latest quarterly index of the 20 fastest-growing freelance skills. Upwork describes the skill as the ability of a computer to “understand human speech as it’s spoken.” Based on freelancer billings, demand for the skill grew more than 200% in … Continue reading “These 20 freelance skills are in demand right now”

With the rise of AI voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, “natural language processing” topped Upwork’s latest quarterly index of the 20 fastest-growing freelance skills. Upwork describes the skill as the ability of a computer to “understand human speech as it’s spoken.” Based on freelancer billings, demand for the skill grew more than 200% in the fourth quarter of last year, compared to the same period a year earlier. Read the full list below: 

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1. Natural language processing

2. Swift

3. Tableau

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4. Amazon Marketplace Web Services (MWS)

5. Stripe

6. Instagram marketing

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7. MySQL programming

8. Unbounce

9. Social media management

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10. AngularJS

11. Business consulting

12. Machine learning

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13. Brand strategy

14. 3D rendering

15. Information security

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16. R development

17. Node.js development

18. User experience design

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19. Bluetooth

20. Zendesk customer support

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Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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