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VS'is a well timed research. The 2024 barometer produced by Ifop for Talan, a global consulting group in transformation and innovation via know-how, and entitled “The French and generative AI”, highlights the makes use of, perceptions, fears and expectations of the French inhabitants with regard to what 57% of French individuals describe as the brand new “industrial revolution”.

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In one yr, the variety of customers of generative synthetic intelligence, which makes it potential to generate texts, pictures, movies and even laptop code on platforms comparable to ChatGPT or Midjourney, has jumped by 60%.

READ ALSO Artificial intelligence: how the world turned the wrong way up Generative synthetic intelligence is turning into increasingly widespread within the skilled atmosphere. Among those that use it, 48% consider that their firm encourages them on this strategy, and increasingly of them are reporting this to their line supervisor (36%, in comparison with 25% in May 2023). This signifies a greater understanding of the usage of generative synthetic intelligence inside corporations on the a part of administration, because the latter perceives the benefits.

79% of French individuals anxious

Users of those packages estimate they obtain a productiveness acquire of 38%. This may present meals for thought to treatment the 8.5% drop in productiveness in France since 2019, as calculated by the Banque de France. However, coaching stays an vital problem to popularize their use. In reality, 37% of customers consider they don’t have adequate information to make use of them, a proportion which reaches on common 73% throughout all the panel. When it involves most well-liked instruments, it's no shock that OpenAI's ChatGPT is by far within the lead, with 66% of customers, adopted by Google's Bard-Gemini (15%), Adobe Photoshop AI (14%) and Microsoft’s Bing Copilot (13%). In addition, 11% of customers say they use a paid model of ChatGPT at 20 euros per 30 days.

READ ALSO From 3 to 103 years outdated, the keys to getting probably the most out of AI and screens “These figures show a strong surge in these artificial intelligence technologies within the population with a 60% increase in use compared to 2023. Unsurprisingly, the most used tool remains ChatGPT. It will also be interesting to measure, throughout 2024, the evolution of these uses with the recent arrival of Google Gemini Pro 1.5 (which obtains certain results in relevance tests superior to those of ChatGPT 4 ), Bing Copilot and Copilot for Microsoft 365 in businesses. The emergence of open source generative AI, more dedicated to professional uses (LLama 2, Mistral, etc.), will also open up the playing field a little, particularly for businesses “, analyzes Philippe Cassoulat, the general director of the Talan group.

Notable point: 44% of people who use it (and 61% of 25-34 year olds) accept the results of generative AI as they are, without modifying them, while 35% say they have difficulty doing without them. . However, 75% of users believe that these tools cannot automate more than 30% of their professional tasks. Furthermore, concerns about the risks associated with generative AI have increased. Indeed, 79% of French people aged 18 and over express concerns about the emergence of these technologies (compared to 68% in May 2023). In addition, 62% of French people and 74% of managers and upper middle professions consider that they represent a significant risk for data security, a figure increasing by 17% compared to May 2023.

Generational shock

We also see a pronounced interest among young people in the use of these technologies, with almost 70% of 18-24 year olds using them personally, compared to only 47% of 25-34 year olds and 22% of those aged 35 and over. A real generational shock… “The recent report from the artificial intelligence commission, published in March 2024, offers ideas on the major projects to be implemented to make France a leader in these technologies. The 2024 Ifop barometer for Talan highlights the urgency of intervening in the training of technologies to effectively meet the challenges that arise,” concludes Philippe Cassoulat.