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93 Percent Indians Optimistic About Meeting Bots At Their Workplace: Cisco Survey

Amid fears of shrinking job opportunities with the advancement of technology, 64 percent of workers in India agree that advanced technology will create more jobs than it eliminates

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A massive 93 percent of Indian workers feel happy and positive about meeting bots and virtual assistants at their workplace, a survey conducted on 2,270 collar jobs in 10 countries has revealed.

The survey conducted by technology giant Cisco, revealed that employees from Mexico (97 percent) and China (96 percent) most desired a virtual assistant at work.

Amid fears of shrinking job opportunities with the advancement of technology, 64 percent of workers in India agree that advanced technology will create more jobs than it eliminates.

While 81 percent workers in China and 69 percent in Brazil expressed optimism that technology advances will lead to more job creation than reduction, the US and Britain scored lowest with 59 percent and 50 percent respectively.

Rowan Trollope, SVP and GM, Applications Group, Cisco, said, "I am optimistic about the prospects that AI (Artificial Intelligence) will make our work lives better. Working in an AI-enhanced company means we'll have more opportunity to succeed, and more flexibility to do the work we find rewarding."

Further, 95 percent of employees reported that adding a virtual teammate might improve work tasks such as scheduling meetings, taking notes, or typing documents and emails. More than half of workers feel that a virtual assistant in the team would increase productivity (57 percent) and focus (51 percent).

An interest in the iPhone X and Star Trek fandom was found to be the major influencing factor for technologies based on artificial intelligence.

However, 65 per cent of respondents also expressed security as a key concern. Forty-two per cent of respondents said they would not use Google Assistant or Alexa at work fearing data privacy and security concerns.



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