Asia-Pacific was the fastest-growing region in the food industry’s hiring for jobs related to machine learning in the three months ending December, according to GlobalData analysis.

The number of roles in Asia-Pacific made up 26.9% of total machine learning jobs – up from 17.7% in the same quarter of 2020.

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The country that saw its share of the hiring for roles related to machine learning was India, which accounted for 20.3% of adverts in the three months ending December, compared to 8.2% in the corresponding period a year earlier.

Overall, the top country adverts placed for this type of roles in the food industry was the United States, which made up 38% of the jobs advertised in the quarter under review.

Measured by city, some 7.7% of all food-industry machine-learning roles were advertised in the Indian city of Bengaluru in the three months ending December – more than any other city.

That was followed by Plano in the US with 7.7% and then two other cities in India – Hyderabad with 5.5% and Mumbai with 4.8%.