Business optimism may be fueling recent spike in number of executives reporting increased use of automation
The number of US companies reporting an increase in their use of automation doubled in the first quarter of 2017, fueled in part by a recent spike in business confidence, according to a report released by global talent solutions firm Randstad Sourceright.
Based on a global survey of C-suite and human capital leaders, Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Trends research finds that 36 percent of US companies have increased the use of artificial intelligence and robotics over the last 12 months, up from 18 percent during the fourth quarter of 2016.
Over the same period, the number of respondents indicating that they expect significant growth in the next 12 months soared from 10 percent to 28 percent. [Read more…] about Increased use of AI and robotics linked to brighter outlook for US business growth