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AI could generate more revenue than human workers by the end of the decade

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In less than a decade, you'll earn your company less money than artificial intelligence. This is according to a new forecast by software company Citrix, which paints a picture in which the rise of AI will afford humans more time to focus on creative and strategic work (opens in new tab).

The forecast was arrived at through a combination of detailed scenario planning, and a survey of 1,200 business leaders in the UK, France, Germany and The Netherlands. The majority of respondents believe every organization will have a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAI) by 2035, tasked with helping the CEO make business decisions.

Some even think that “traditional leadership” might be subverted within a decade, with AI responsible for making most business decisions.

Besides making all the calls (and making them a lot faster than any human ever could), AI (opens in new tab) will also be a major factor in upskilling humans and increasing their productivity.

Respondents believe this could be achieved by “gathering facts, processing large amounts of business performance data, or conducting initial analysis and presenting opinions for decision-makers to review”.

“As intelligent technologies automate the burden of repetitive, task-based work, uniquely human skills like creativity and the ability to learn will drive future value,” said Darren Fields, Regional Vice President, UK & Ireland at Citrix.

“The future of work is the space to succeed, and our study shows that we are on the brink of some watershed moments in the evolving relationship between people and technology in the workplace.”

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.