Q. Do you currently use any form of AI within your business?
Australian organisations are embracing AI, with nearly three-quarters (72%) of business leaders confirming that AI is already in use within their organisation.
However, of those surveyed 21% stated their organisation is yet to embark on its AI journey, with a further 7% saying they are unsure whether it is in use at all.
Q. What are your personal views of AI?
The majority of Australian business leaders are excited about AI and support its use within their organisation.
A quarter of business leaders feel they need to learn more about AI, while just 3% say they have no interest in AI whatsoever and don't support it.
Q. Do you feel well educated on the risks of AI from a security standpoint?
While the majority of Australian business leaders (80%) are aware of the security implications around AI, there is a need for further education with one in five business leaders saying they don’t feel well educated on the security risks AI may pose for their organisation.
Q. Do you believe your business will struggle to adapt to the fast-changing environment caused by AI?
Overall, Australian business leaders are cautious about the current ability of their business to keep pace with the rapid change AI is predicted to bring.
Q. What is your view on employees AI tools such as ChatGPT (generative AI) to carry out their work tasks?
The vast majority of business leaders (86%) are supportive when it comes to employee use of generative AI tools in the workplace.
When asked whether Australia is well placed to adapt to the AI revolution, business leaders are optimistic.
74% said they believe Australia is ready to embrace AI, leaving a cautious quarter (26%) that think more needs to be done for Australia to be AI-ready.
Q. Will the integration of AI within businesses in Australia impact operations and workforce structure?
86% of business leaders believe the integration of AI within AU businesses will impact operations and workplace structures.
Q. Is your business ready to incorporate AI and do you predict that your business will require AI specialists??
Nearly two-thirds (63%) predict their business will require AI specialists.
25% of business leaders predict they won't need AI specialists.
The following research findings are based on a survey of 318 Australian business decision makers for IT services. Research was conducted between 10 July to 19 July 2023 by Antenna, an independent research agency. The survey data collection was nationally representative, and respondents were sourced using an accredited online business to business research access panel.