Emerging Economies ‘More Open’ To AI For Business Management

Monday, December 3, 2018

By Adrian Bridgwater

Difficult to pronounce unless you are from Scandinavia, Vegard Kolbjørnsrud is assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at BI Norwegian Business School in addition to being a research fellow at Accenture. Kolbjørnsrud’s research into AI has suggested that emerging economies may be more open to business management via Artificial Intelligence (AI). A study of 1,770 managers from 14 countries looked into attitudes to working with AI systems.

The research study implied that although 84% of respondents think AI will make their job more interesting and effective, less than half that amount would trust its advice in business decisions.

He says that what makes the difference in terms of whether or not a manager exhibits hesitance and fear around AI systems is when they are taught to use the technology, or being given a basic technological skillset.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Magill.

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

artificial intelligence, employment