Report: Artificial intelligence is creating jobs, generating economic gains | ZDNet

Early adopters of artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive technologies are reporting strong opportunities for economic gains and job creation, according to a study released this weekby consulting firm Deloitte.

 The overall sentiment of organizations queried by the firm is positive about the current and future role of cognitive technologies in their organizations. Nearly two thirds (63 percent) of the 250 “cognitive aware” US executives surveyed online already have training programs underway for employees to learn how to develop cognitive technologies or work alongside them.

Contrary to what many assume, the survey respondents do not see job loss as a key outcome of their AI-related efforts, with 69 percent of the respondents expecting minimal to no job loss within the next three years. More than one quarter of the organizations see the addition of new jobs taking place.

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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