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Advisors’ Views On AI Impact For Industry

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How Advisors are Using AI Tools in 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming a game-changer across industries, and the M&A market is no exception. In the Q2 survey, we explored how our industry perceives AI, the current adoption rates of AI-powered tools, and the diverse ways in which AI could transform the way we work. While some see promise, others remain cautious.

Risk & Reward:

Our survey reveals that nearly half the professionals in our industry (42%) view AI as an opportunity. They recognize its potential to revolutionize processes, improve decision-making, and enhance overall productivity.
On the other hand, 5% of respondents perceive AI as a threat. For them, AI represents an unknown landscape, with uncertainties and potential pitfalls. Striking a more balanced perspective, 39% of respondents see AI as both a threat and an opportunity.

AI Adoption:

Despite the growing enthusiasm around AI, the majority of advisors (55%) have yet to utilize this technology. Here’s how others are currently using AI:

  • 10% are using AI for customer service, including chatbots and virtual assistants
  • 9% are using AI for natural language processing tasks, such as writing assistance
  • 8% have AI incorporated into their customer relationship management (CRM) tools (e.g., Salesforce’s Einstein, Zoho’s Zia)
  • 4% are using predictive or data analytics tools (e.g. RapidMiner, Alteryx)