June 30, 2023
BEIJING – Chinese employees are bullish about the potential of artificial intelligence in their career and have attached great importance to digital skills, according to a new report released by global consultancy PwC at the Summer Davos Forum in Tianjin on Wednesday.
The report said 44 percent of the surveyed employees think that AI will help them increase their productivity and efficiency at work, while 68 percent deem that digital skills are important to their career.
In addition, 36 percent of the Chinese interviewees think that AI will create opportunities for them to learn valuable new skills, and 29 percent of them believe that AI will create new job opportunities for them.
However, 22 percent of the respondents lack confidence in their ability to acquire new AI-related skills, and 16 percent believe that AI will replace their roles and an equal percentage feel that AI will have no impact.
Peter Brown, PwC’s global people & organization leader, said: “At every turn, CEOs know they must reinvent their business in order to survive the next challenge. We see that leadership is needed more than ever to retain talent, while also recruiting those with the human skills is necessary to weather any storm.”