Productivity and promotion
The study on 1,044 Singaporean workers which aims to explore how the workforce uses generative AI, also revealed that the majority (93%) use and experiment with it for productivity while almost half (49%) believe it can help them secure a promotion.
As key to career advancement, 55% believe that generative AI proficiency will increase their value in the workplace, and 51% believe that this generative AI is a tool to be paid more than those who are not proficient in it.
Ethics and safety
Singaporean workers have a limited understanding of AI ethics and safety. The majority (over 90%) weren't able to identify all the actions associated with using AI ethically or safely.
Moreover, 76% of the respondents who use and experiment with AI have presented its work as their own and 53% have done so multiple times. Nearly half of the respondents use AI tools banned by their employers at 48%.
Policies and retention
The study reveals that workers need to be provided with a policy and training on generative AI as it helps in talent attraction, retention, and productivity.
The majority of the respondents (63%) have not received training on using generative AI safely and 78% say their companies do not have clear policies on AI usage. Around 67% are more attracted to companies that have generative AI training and 31% of Singaporean workers consider leaving companies that do not prioritise the use of AI in their work processes.