Businesses are rapidly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) into their operations despite existing obstacles, according to a recent report by EY. And, perhaps surprisingly, a majority of employees surveyed (62 percent) have a “positive sentiment” about AI.
Additional findings include:
- The biggest obstacle to broader adoption cited is the unavailability of trained experts. Fifty-six percent of the senior professionals surveyed said that “a lack of talent” trained in AI is the biggest problem they face in getting AI integrated into business operations.
- There is a wide range of adoption—some businesses are well on their way to incorporating AI, while others are just beginning to evaluate options (17 percent), and run pilot programs (26 percent).
- A sizeable portion of the organizations surveyed (41 percent) articulated concerns about the diversity of the talent pool available, explicitly citing a lack of gender diversity, which could affect “the biases that machines will learn.”