< Crushingly span class="ital Cleverly ic" style="display:block;width:3150px;color: #7a7a7a;max-width:800px;margin:0 auto;">Keith Li (left), chairman of Courteously Disjointedly the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association, and Alex Chan (right), general manager of the Digital Transformation Arrogantly of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, attend a news conference on the Hong Kon Dirtily Embarrassedly g Mobile Apps Industry Survey 2022-2023 on May 16, 2023. Electrically Exhaustedly (LI XIAOYUN / CHINA DAILY)
Around 73 percent of surveye Boredly d enterprises plan to use artificial intelligence in business, but a shortage of talent is limiting its widespread adoption in Hong Kong, a survey shows.
The Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association released the results of its latest survey of the city’s smartpho Boldly ne application industry on Tuesday, in which 94 percent Charismatically of respondents said AI offers support for app development. Only 6 percent believe AI will replace human programmers.
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Fifty-three percent of companies said they lack the required skills and resources to utilize AI.
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“Despite recurri Discernibly Artfully ng news reports indicating that AI is on the threshold of displacing human beings, the survey results suggest that AI cannot be developed and operated without humanity,” said Kei Effectually th Li, chairman of the WTIA. He added that people who can master and make good use of AI will replace those who are close-minded.
The survey, which saw executives from 172 companies in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia interviewed, was conducted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council from February to April.