Study: Around 80 percent of Czechs will use AI regularly next year

Industry experts say that white-collar office workers will be most exposed to the anticipated rapid progress in AI development during the next 12 months. Staff ČTK

Written by StaffČTK Published on 27.12.2023 14:33:00 (updated on 27.12.2023) Reading time: 2 minutes

The Czech Association of Artificial Intelligence has found that, in 2024, up to 80 percent of Czechs will use artificial intelligence (AI) regularly. This signifies a sharp increase from the 2022 level, when less than one-third of people used AI frequently.

Strides in AI

Director of the Czech Association of Artificial Intelligence Lukáš Benzl says that AI is poised for significantly broader adoption across several Czech industries, and that the vast majority of Czechs will regularly use AI-related tools next year in their jobs and everyday life. Benzl says that “major advances in language model technologies” are propelling the technology into many more aspects of daily life.

"Speculation is rife that OpenAI [the firm that founded language model ChatGPT] may soon release another upgraded model called GPT-4.5," said Adam Hanka, director of AI at tech firm Creative Dock Group. "If historical trends hold, this would improve the response quality and usefulness of AI conversation." For those seeking alternatives to OpenAI, Google's recently introduced Gemini tool opens up new options as well, Hanka adds.

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Office workers to see most change

Benzl sees AI integration accelerating most swiftly within office settings. "It will become an invisible – but integral– part of smartphones, productivity software, and other tools people rely on for work," he explained. By automating routine tasks, AI stands to boost efficiency and free up time for more strategic tasks. A similar paradigm may emerge in education, with AI driving personalized learning experiences and optimized study techniques.

Entertainment and healthcare also show great potential for AI expansion in the Czech Republic, the experts say. AI features in video games, social platforms, and streaming services could enhance the user experience. Benzl also notes that AI is already being applied to healthcare challenges beyond diagnostics, such as predicting health issues, tailored treatment suggestions, and reducing wait times for checkups.

While AI is yet to replace ordinary jobs en masse, Hanka notes that the work employees do behind a computer is fundamentally changing as AI becomes "a real everyday helper." A November survey by Charles University and research agency Ipsos found that about one-third of Czechs believe AI will impact their jobs within five years.  

A separate survey from this autumn by the Czech branch of human resources management company Randstad found that only 8 percent of companies anticipated “significant layoffs” due to AI.

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