The integration of AI is becoming an indispensable part of life. Although it is creating opportunities, there are concerns about lack of regulation, privacy and human displacement. While there are a lot of business efficiencies to be found, many have concerns. More than half (57%) have concerns about a lack of governance and regulation, 56% about privacy, and 55% about losing skills and independence because of an over-reliance on AI.

Within the trend of AI acceleration, leaders will do well to be mindful of AI and their teams attitudes towards it. This also includes looking for opportunities to upskill your teams and to utilise it for productivity and efficiencies. As AI increases, it’s also helpful to remember that uniquely human skills will become increasingly important.

Mark McCrindle is a social researcher, TEDx Speaker, best-selling author, influential thought leader and Principal of the research-based advisory firm, McCrindle Research.

Mark is a social analyst with an international following. His passions lie in tracking emerging issues, researching social trends and analysing customer segments. Mark is an advisor to executive boards and committees across Australia. As a sought-after demographer, futurist and social commentator, he’s delivered over 100 keynotes in the last year.

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