13 May 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Most people consider artificial intelligence and robotics as "enabling better productivity and efficiencies" in a study by human resources provider Randstad Sourceright.
Of those people surveyed for the Talent Trends 2019 study, 57 per cent said these technologies would create "a more positive work experience".
An additional 55 per cent said adoption would create new opportunities for them personally, while 56 per cent say searching for jobs would become easier.
Despite these views, workers are not entirely optimistic about AI. Just as many (56 per cent) think the job search experience might be less personal, and 44 per cent are concerned that they could lose their jobs in the future.
But C-suite and human capital leaders are much more excited about the potential of AI in the workplace.
Most (81 per cent) say AI and robotics is going to open up new opportunities for talent while 79 per cent believe their organisations would experience more opportunities.
The same percentage believe they would be able to better source, attract and engage with the right talent, while nearly as many (78 per cent) are excited about the investments their companies could make in this area.
The 2019 Talent Trends research is a survey of more than 800 C-suite and human capital leaders and 1,700 working-age adults across 17 countries, conducted by a third party on behalf of Randstad Sourceright.