AI Adoption of Companies by Region

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Asia Pacific, North America and Western Europe lead AI adoption in 2019, higher than 42% global average, according to PwC study

AI Adoption of Companies by Region

2019 (percentage)

Note: Data from PwC’s 22nd Annual Global CEO survey of 1,378 chief executives from more than 90 territories

Proof Point Findings

  • Global AI Adoption – 42% of companies in PwC survey have AI initiatives in place in 2019, while 35% have no plans to do so currently and 23% plan to do it in three years
  • Leading Regional Adopters – Western Europe leads AI adoption, with 49% already introduced AI initiatives in 2019, followed by North America (47%) and Asia Pacific (45%)
  • Lagging Regions – More than 60% of companies in Latin America, Central and East Europe, Middle East and Africa have not yet introduced AI initiatives in 2019
  • Skills Stalling Progress – PwC attributes AI progress to difficulty in hiring talent skilled in using AI-based systems
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include accelerating sophistication of AI technologies, increasing adoption of AI and automation technologies to improve business capabilities, and growing demand to leverage technologies to become more competitive


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Date Last Updated

March 11, 2019

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