46% of Spanish firms already use synthetic intelligence for a few of their duties | Economy | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Almost half of firms already resort to synthetic intelligence (AI), based on a examine launched this Tuesday by Randstad Research and offered on the headquarters of the CEOE employers’ affiliation in Madrid. Thus, 46% of the Spanish firms consulted say that they use synthetic intelligence of their each day lives to hold out a few of their capabilities. Among the duties for which AI is most often used are information evaluation and prediction (46%), the optimization of administrative duties (38%) and the automation of manufacturing processes (36%). Regarding the impact on employment, solely 2% of firms that use this expertise declare that they’ve minimize workers, in comparison with 8% which have employed extra workers when implementing it.

The president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, has highlighted the present significance of AI and its “cross-cutting” nature. That is, its doable touchdown in sectors of every kind. “The disruption is still small, but companies are turning to it to eliminate tedious tasks,” added Ana Requena, govt director of Randstad. The director of the analysis crew of this human sources and non permanent employment firm, Valentín Bote, has damaged down the info from the report, amongst which he has highlighted the 46% of firms that already resort to synthetic intelligence.

In addition to the capabilities already talked about (46% use it for information evaluation, 38% for administration and 36% to automate processes), firms that use this expertise additionally use it for customer support (33 %), as a digital assistant (30%), to optimize the advertising (28%) and to manage fraud (16%). It is value highlighting one other 15% that use AI in human sources processes reminiscent of personnel choice, the identical proportion that makes use of it for high quality management. There are additionally 13% that use it in robotics, one other 13% in upkeep, 7% in danger administration and 5% in product design.

Among the motivations for utilizing AI, 62% point out the effectivity achieve, which 46% say they’ve achieved on this method. 62% additionally anticipated to extend efficiency, an achievement achieved by 52%. Nearly half hoped to eradicate tedious duties, 49%, which 51% say they’ve achieved. Also noteworthy is 15% of respondents who anticipated to save lots of personnel prices, a purpose glad by 8%, based on this survey. There are additionally 8% who use AI to handle expertise shortages, with a constructive impact for five% of respondents. The correspondence between the specified aims and people achieved permits, based on Bote, “to reach the conclusion, still incipient, that the decision to use AI has not been wrong, even though it took a short time to implement.”

On the opposite hand, the Randstad report doesn’t point out unfavorable results of this expertise on employment. “So far, the impact of AI on employment levels has been very limited. In 90% of cases there has been no effect, while in 8% the impact was positive and only in 2% there were workforce reductions directly associated with AI,” signifies the report, ready from interviews. to 300 Spanish firms between November and December of final yr. The director of the International Labor Organization in Spain, Félix Peinado, current on the presentation of the report, has taken the ground to affirm that these proportions are per the impact noticed in the remainder of the world.

In the long run, the forecast of worldwide organizations is that there shall be destruction of some simply automatable jobs. But, on the identical time, these eradicated positions shall be largely compensated by new jobs, lots of them associated to AI. That is, the necessity for the working inhabitants won’t lower. But, on the identical time, as a report distributed this Monday by the IMF indicated, there shall be necessary modifications within the needed duties and capabilities. In superior economies it should have an effect on 60% of jobs.

“Many workers will have to be retrained,” added Bote, who warns of larger implementation of AI in sectors reminiscent of customer support, advertising or administrative duties. It is a message that Rosa Santos, director of employment, range and social safety at CEOE, has insisted on: “We need better active employment policies. “It cannot be that there are positions for which there are no workers with 2.6 million people unemployed.”

The vacancy debate

Precisely the recurring conversation about unfilled job vacancies occupies the other half of Randstad’s analysis. According to this survey, 57% of companies believe that the shortage of professionals is the main challenge for their human resources departments, followed by talent loyalty (48%) and the attraction and selection of professionals (46%). Thus, 75% of companies suffer from a talent shortage, “three points more than a year ago and almost 25 more than before the pandemic,” Bote indicated. “The problem is increasing. “It affects all types of companies, for all types of profiles and in all types of sectors,” he added.

According to this evaluation, the issue of vacancies is just not solely restricted to very particular positions of excessive added worth with out sufficient employees with the required coaching, as identified by the Ministry of Labor and the unions, however there would even be a scarcity in elementary professions.

“In Spain, companies need people,” insisted Garamendi, who has centered on technological professions but additionally on the companies or building sector. “Thousands of employees are missing according to our data, which does not coincide with what the INE gives. We have to get to work to see how we can move forward,” added the president of the CEOE.

The information Garamendi refers to is the one official one, the emptiness statistics ready by the INE based mostly on 28,500 interviews. According to those information, Spain registers a file of unfilled vacancies, 156,000, a stage nicely beneath that reported by employers. And, above all, very removed from the issue it represents in different European international locations. Eurostat statistics place Spain as one of many international locations with the bottom emptiness price, 0.9%, very removed from those who endure essentially the most from this downside, reminiscent of Belgium with 4.7%.

Follow all the knowledge Economy y Business in Facebook y Xor in our e-newsletter semanal

The Five Day Agenda

The most necessary financial quotes of the day, with the keys and context to grasp their scope.