Knowledge workers are getting a little help from AI

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The Future. Surveying 31,000 people across 31 countries and data from Fortune 500 companies, LinkedIn and Microsoft discovered some surprising insights about the use of AI in the workplace — namely, it’s being used a lot, but no one’s really being honest about it. To attract the best talent, companies may start offering AI training as a job perk.

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Three-fourths of knowledge workers across all generations are using generative AI, according to the 2024 Work Trend Index Annual Report.

  • Surprisingly, many of them are using their own AI system, not that of their employer, per Axios.
  • Why? Because 53% of employees say that if their bosses knew they were using AI to be more productive or creative, it may seem like their positions are replaceable (with good reason).
  • That makes sense when 66% of business leaders say that they now wouldn’t hire someone without some AI skills, and 79% of leaders say that they feel like their company needs to start using AI to stay competitive.

One problem: as of right now, employees mostly aren’t getting that AI training from their company (only 39% report that they have), putting both employers and employees in a gray area about best practices, how to quantify AI’s impact, and how much they should really invest in the technology.

Transparency on the use of AI at the office could turn out to be a big wake-up call.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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