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Worldwide workforce changes from adopting AI in companies 2019, by industry

Automotive and assembly, as well as telecom industries worldwide reported the biggest workforce cuts in 2019 due to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, according to a global AI survey. Eight percent of respondents from the automotive and assembly industry said that AI adoption has led to more than ten percent decrease in the workforce in their companies. While retail and high tech industries boasted the highest workforce increases as a result of AI adoption.

Impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on workforces in organizations worldwide as of 2019, by industry

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

March 26 to April 5, 2019

Number of respondents

1,872 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Little or no change refers to a decrease or increase in the workforce of less than or equal to 2%.

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