More than half of workers believe that deploying artificial intelligence solutions in a business makes it a better place to work, according to a survey.
Researchers from AI consultant and developer Fountech Solutions carried out an independent survey of more than 750 decision-makers within UK businesses. It found that 59 per cent believe that deploying AI solutions has made their organisation a better, more interesting place to work. Another 65 per cent said they have found their role more fulfilling since using AI solutions to automate certain duties, as they have been able to focus on more creative tasks.
Three in five (60 per cent) state that AI solutions have bolstered their ability to reach decisions and despite increasing automation, the majority (65 per cent) do not harbour concerns about AI negatively affecting their role – such as their roles being changed or possibly being made redundant as AI becomes more common.
On an organisational level, most (66 per cent) of decision-makers have noticed a marked improvement in the way their business optimises processes to become more efficient.
Companies have also seen their decision-making capabilities enhanced since the deployment of AI solutions, with three in five (60 per cent) stating that this was the case for their business.
Looking at the bigger picture, the overwhelming majority of organisations (62 per cent) have seen their revenue boosted as a direct result of AI. Meanwhile, 61 per cent are confident that embracing these technologies would give their business a sustainable competitive advantage in the long term.
Ero Georgiades, chief operating officer of Fountech Solutions, said: “Now that some of the fear and apprehension surrounding automation has dissipated, organisations are finally realising and acting on the great value that AI has to offer. Clearly, this change in mindset is already having a positive effect across the board.
“While organisations had previously been reluctant to embrace AI on a large scale, it’s now evident that good tech and a fulfilled workforce go hand in hand. The research has revealed that ultimately, happy workers are productive workers. That’s why we can expect to see more organisations following suit with AI adoption in the coming months.
“Not only does AI drive business productivity and generate financial value; these technologies will transform the nature of work itself. As employees work alongside increasingly capable systems, they will be able to pursue more creative and interesting pursuits – leaving the grunt work to AI.”