Report by: MIT Technology Review Insights
“The global AI agenda: Promise, reality, and a future of data sharing” is an MIT Technology Review Insights report produced in partnership with Genesys and Philips. It was developed through a global survey of over 1,000 executive across 11 different sectors and a series of interviews with experts having specific responsibility for or knowledge of AI. Denis McCauley wrote the report; Claire Beatty was the editor, and Nicola Crepaldi was the producer. The research is editorially independent, and the views expressed are those of MIT Technology Review Insights. The survey The survey was conducted in January and February 2020. The respondents are evenly distributed globally, with 20% based in each of North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The sample is senior, 26% of respondents being C-suite executives, 30% directors, 16% heads of AI, and 10% heads of data or analytics. Over half (55%) of the organizations they represent are large, earning annual revenue of $1 billion or more; nearly one-third (32%) have revenue of $5 billion or more.
Of the 11 sectors represented, the largest contingents come from manufacturing (15%), IT and telecommunications (14%), consumer goods and retail (13%), financial services (11%), and pharma and health care (10%). The other sectors in the survey are professional services, energy and utilities, transport and logistics, travel and hospitality, media and marketing, and government.