Artificial Intelligence

The adoption of AI can make organisations more efficient, but most find implementing it difficult. There can be a lot of teething difficulties, like making sure AI works with old technology and doesn’t compromise security. This is reflected by our panel - only around 15% of panel members believe that the adoption of AI would only bring a number of positive impacts to their organisation, which is optimistic considering the amount of time and money organisations dedicate to implementing AI. That leaves the majority suggesting that AI can bring numerous drawbacks.

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What are these drawbacks?

Around half of the panel members state the drawbacks of AI adoption are the costs involved in setting up/maintaining AI and the difficulties in integrating AI with current systems. Cost and integration go hand in hand when dealing with AI - integrating AI with old technology can be difficult and expensive if organisations need to upgrade their current technology.

A third of respondents believe that AI could be a security risk. While AI can be a risk, especially during the set-up phase, AI should transform cybersecurity practices by automatically spotting cyber security breaches and malicious activity. A similar proportion of Vanson Bourne panellists are concerned that AI adoption could lead to workforce impacts such as job losses.

Will AI be widely adopted in the future? Or will organisations shy away from adopting it because of the negative implications? Let us know your thoughts.