The market for artificial intelligence applications is growing rapidly worldwide, and yet companies in Germany do not yet accord the importance of this topic for their future economic relevance the same significance that prevails in other countries. This is the conclusion of the fifth edition of Deloitte's annual 'State of AI in the Enterprise' study, which examines how companies are forging a path to a new future full of untapped sources of value.
How are executives harnessing the potential of AI to add value to their businesses in a big way? Where are German companies leading, and what are they missing?? For the study 'State of AI in the Enterprise' granted 2.620 AI experts insight on the current state of AI in their companies, 150 interviews were conducted in Germany. All respondents are from companies that have already adopted AI technology. Questions were directed exclusively at executives with direct responsibility for AI strategy, its direction, budgeting, or oversight during implementation, supplemented by qualitative telephone interviews with subject matter experts.
Germany is still at the beginning of the era
"In this year's report, we also have to state clearly that in Germany we are only at the beginning of the 'Age of With™', the era of collaboration between humans and machines," says Dr. Bjorn Bringmann, Head of the AI Institute at Deloitte. "However, we see very good signs that German companies are increasingly recognizing the opportunities of AI. At the same time, the results indicate that German companies are well positioned in some areas. Other – important! – areas give cause for concern. In particular, the suspension of the AI megatopic among German executive boards is – to put it nicely – still expandable and, moreover, urgently needed in order to give this technology the importance it deserves in good time. This has long been recognized in all other countries surveyed and they are acting accordingly."