The market research institute IDC surveyed the development status of AI projects in German companies . While so far about a quarter have implemented relevant projects, 69% of the 350 companies surveyed have scheduled such projects for the next twelve months.
The projects are initiated by the specialist departments in 37% of cases and by a partnership between a specialist department and the IT department in another 35%. The first industries to use KI applications across the board include banks and insurance companies that have developed automated claims management and fraud detection solutions. However, public administration, the healthcare sector and utility companies are also already deploying AI.
The development is currently slowed mainly by the shortage of qualified specialists. Almost half of the companies surveyed mentioned this as the biggest obstacle. Overall, more than 80% of companies complained that they had trouble finding enough specialists for AI applications.