Industry Report: AI and the Workforce: Examining Perceptions on AI Training and its Impact on the Workforce

by Mindrift Team

May 9, 2024

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How do people feel about the impact AI will have on the workforce?

To discover it, we surveyed 1,000 US consumers aged 18+ and 229 AI Tutors from our own Mindrift community. 

With publicly available high-quality data forecasted to run out by 2026, the role of human-generated data is crucial to guarantee AI’s longevity.

The results show that there is a delicate balance to be struck when it comes to the intersection of human involvement and AI.

Some key insights include:

Optimism and Opportunities

95% of respondents actively participating in training AI models are optimistic about AI’s ability to create more jobs, compared to 63% of general American respondents.

Barriers and Concerns

Almost a third (32%) of American women highlighted technological limitations as a key barrier to engaging with AI.

Familiarity and Confidence

Only 14% of respondents know exactly how AI models are trained, and less than half have basic understanding, indicating a need for education to achieve more widespread acceptance.

Future Outlook

50% of those who actively train AI models anticipate AI creating new job opportunities more than it will replace them in the long term, compared to 30% of general American respondents.

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by Mindrift Team