People who fail to adopt artificial intelligence in their jobs may miss out on some opportunities.
The missed opportunities can vary from the speed of getting work done to the level of productivity, based on a new study.
The study comprised a survey of 1,000 U.S. online adults conducted by Google Surveys for Conversica, an AI company.
There are several areas in which people who fail to adopt AI in their jobs will be left behind, according to the survey. They are:
Not all agree, with almost a quarter (24%) saying AI won’t leave people behind in their jobs.
Despite the view that many will miss out on some opportunities by avoiding AI, the majority (61%) say they will not use AI to get ahead in their job over the next five years. Of those who will, here’s how they plan to use AI:
Slightly more than half (51%) of consumers say AI will not make them smarter or better at their job over the next five years. The other half see a range of areas they expect AI help with, such as decreasing the number of repetitive tasks (26%), creating faster learning of new tasks (18%), making better and faster decisions (16%), helping with more critical thinking and analysis time (15%) and having helpful AI assistants do the work (11%).
Consumers also see many ways AI can help humans, most notably in healthcare. Here are the ways consumers say AI could help humans:
Of course, there is the other side as well. A quarter (25%) of consumers say AI won’t help humans in any way.