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Predicted 10-year impact of AI on software sales professions globally 2017

The statistic shows the perceived impact artificial intelligence (AI) will have on business-to-business (B2B) software sales professional roles, according to a survey conducted in June and July 2017. As of that time, the majority of respondents (88 percent) believed that, in 10 years' time, AI would make their jobs easier, while six percent said that AI would put them out of work.

Predicted long-term (10-year) impact of artificial intelligence on software sales jobs worldwide, as of July 2017

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Release date

September 2017



Survey time period

June 1 to July 1, 2017

Number of respondents

120 respondents

Special properties

B2B software sales professionals

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What impact do you think artificial intelligence will have on your job in 10 years time?"

* Refers to sales professionals with the roles of VP/Head of Sales, CRO or CEO.

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