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New survey asks companies to predict AI use

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership wants to know how companies plan to use advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence among other digital tools. They are asking business leaders to take a survey focused on finding that out.

“For Indiana to continue to lead in its most important economic sectors, we must work collaboratively to determine at what rate and how our employers are using AI,” said CICP CEO Melina Kennedy in a press release. “In addition, we are assessing what kinds of support they need to understand and productively use technology to push their operations forward.”

The CICP was formed in 1999 to foster collaboration among the chief executives of Indiana’s corporations, foundations and universities. The organization's branded initiatives Ascend Indiana, AgriNovus Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana and TechPoint are tasked with making sure business leaders in agbioscience, life sciences and health care, advanced manufacturing and logistics, and technology sectors all participate in the survey. Industries outside this focus are welcome to take the survey also.

“We’re excited to build on the work we have been doing for the past few years to measure advanced manufacturing and logistics (AML) companies’ adoption of digital technologies, including AI, and to better understand how all key industries are using this emerging technology,” said Conexus President and CEO Fred Cartwright. “Data from our 2022 technology adoption study showed that 26 percent of AML companies expect to implement AI in the next five years and 37 percent expect to implement machine learning – up from 18 percent and 22 percent in 2020, respectively.”

Conexus and TechPoint have been raising awareness about the need for Hoosier companies to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies for several years and will lead the data-gathering and analysis effort.

“Technology adoption is the biggest productivity increase and economic growth lever for Indiana, particularly for the advanced sectors,” TechPoint President and CEO Ting Gootee said. “This survey is timely, as AI application and impact on the workforce are gaining market momentum.”

McKinsey & Company’s Global Survey on AI inspired the survey questions. Deadline to take the survey is Oct. 4.


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