INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Four in five bosses think AI will replace workers

But four in five also agreed it can still shape people's capabilities.

Whilst majority of business leaders agree that artificial intelligence (AI) is an opportunity at 81.6%, there is still ambivalence about its effects, ICT firm Fujitsu Asia revealed.

According to its Global Digital Transformation Survey, 70.9% either strongly agree or agree that AI will substitute for people's work in the future.

However, 83.5% also believe AI will enhance people's future capabilities.

Meanwhile, business leaders believe that professional knowledge of digital technologies is the most important capability needed in the digital era at 19.4%. This is slightly more valued compared to the global average of 18.3%.

Other important capabilities are creativity and imagination at 15.5%, professional knowledge of specific business functions at 14.6%, and logical and analytical capability at 14.6%.

The other capabilities mentioned included liberal arts at 11.7% and professional knowledge of a specific industry at 9.7%.

"The range of capabilities mentioned indicates that there is a strong perception that a balance of skills is required to drive digital transformation - it is not just about technical capabilities," Fujitsu Asia said.

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