AI at Work: 92% of Indian knowledge workers use AI, reveals Microsoft & LinkedIn 2024 Work Trend Index

AI at Work: 92% of Indian knowledge workers use AI, reveals Microsoft & LinkedIn 2024 Work Trend Index
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Microsoft and LinkedIn have released the India findings of the 2024 Work Trend Index.

92% of knowledge workers in India use AI at work.

91% of leaders in India believe their companies must adopt AI to remain competitive.

Microsoft and LinkedIn have released the India findings of the 2024 Work Trend Index, focusing on the impact of AI in the workplace. The report, titled “AI at work is here. Now comes the hard part,” highlights how AI has significantly influenced work, leadership, and hiring practices in just one year. 

According to the report, 92% of knowledge workers in India use AI at work, compared to the global average of 75%, indicating strong employee confidence in AI’s ability to save time, enhance creativity and improve focus.

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91% of leaders in India believe their companies must adopt AI to remain competitive. However, 54% are concerned that their organisations lack a clear plan and vision for AI implementation.

While leaders feel the pressure to convert individual productivity gains into organisational impact, employees aren’t waiting to reap the benefits. 72% of Indian AI users are bringing their own AI tools to work (BYOAI).

Also read: Microsoft Copilot Pro now available globally: Check how much it costs in India & what it offers 

AI at Work: 92% of Indian knowledge workers use AI, reveals Microsoft & LinkedIn 2024 Work Trend Index Microsoft and LinkedIn have released the India findings of the 2024 Work Trend Index, focusing on the impact of AI in the workplace. The report, titled "AI at work is here. Now comes the hard part," highlights how AI has significantly influenced work, leadership, and hiring practices in just one year. According to the report, 92% of knowledge workers in India use AI at work, compared to the global average of 75%, indicating strong employee confidence in AI's ability to save time, enhance creativity and improve focus. Also read: Microsoft's VASA-1: AI tool that can turn photos into realistic talking faces 91% of leaders in India believe their companies must adopt AI to remain competitive. However, 54% are concerned that their organisations lack a clear plan and vision for AI implementation. While leaders feel the pressure to convert individual productivity gains into organisational impact, employees aren’t waiting to reap the benefits. 72% of Indian AI users are bringing their own AI tools to work (BYOAI). Also read: Microsoft Copilot Pro now available globally: Check how much it costs in India & what it offers For India’s leaders, AI skills have become a top priority in hiring decisions, with 75% stating they wouldn't hire someone lacking AI skills, surpassing the global average of 66%. Notably, 80% of leaders in India prefer hiring a less experienced candidate with AI skills over a more experienced candidate without them. Globally, there has been a 142-fold increase in LinkedIn members adding AI skills such as Copilot and ChatGPT to their profiles since late last year. Additionally, there has been a 160% increase in non-technical professionals using LinkedIn Learning courses to develop their AI expertise. In India, 90% of AI power users start their day with AI, and 91% use it to prepare for the next day. Furthermore, the report reveals that 92% of Indian knowledge workers use AI in the workplace.

For India’s leaders, AI skills have become a top priority in hiring decisions, with 75% stating they wouldn’t hire someone lacking AI skills, surpassing the global average of 66%. Notably, 80% of leaders in India prefer hiring a less experienced candidate with AI skills over a more experienced candidate without them.

Furthermore, in India, 90% of AI power users start their day with AI, and 91% use it to prepare for the next day.

Globally, there has been 142-times increase in LinkedIn members adding AI skills such as Copilot and ChatGPT to their profiles since late last year. Additionally, there has been a 160% increase in non-technical professionals using LinkedIn Learning courses to develop their AI expertise. Use of generative AI at work has nearly doubled in the last six months, globally.

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