More than half of US employees are already using generative AI tools, at least occasionally, to accomplish work-related tasks. Yet some three-quarters of companies still lack an established, clearly communicated organizational AI policy.
The new survey from The Conference Board finds that 56 percent of workers are using generative AI on the job, with nearly 1 in 10 employing the technology on a daily basis. Yet just 26 percent of respondents say their organization has a policy related to the use of generative AI, with another 23 percent reporting such a policy is under development.
The urgency for establishing clear AI usage guidelines will only rise as the technology continues to accelerate in capability and scope: Already, 55 percent of respondents say that the current output of generative AI tools they’re using matches the quality of an experienced or expert human worker.
The latest workforce survey from The Conference Board was fielded from July 26 to August 13 and polled nearly 1100 US employees—predominantly office workers. Respondents weighed in on how they’re using generative AI, the approach their managers and organizations are taking to the technology, the impact on productivity and job prospects, and more.
Among the most notable themes of the study, it stands out that in total, 56% of respondents use generative AI tools for work tasks.
Additionally, 31% say they use generative AI frequently and regularly, whether daily (9%), weekly (17%), or monthly (5%).
However, 25% say they use generative AI occasionally and 44% have never used generative AI.
Workers who’ve adopted generative AI, a large majority—71%—say their managers or organizations are aware of their usage and are primarily using generative AI tools for basic, foundational tasks involving text.
In Addition, most respondents—63%—say generative AI tools have positively impacted their productivity.
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