The survey, conducted by the Kantar opinion research institute under commission from the JobTeaser recruitment agency, found that this awareness was fairly evenly spread across the target group, irrespective of age.
Among Generation Z – the 18-27 cohort – 76% said they were aware of AI technology, while the figure was 74% among Generation Y – aged 28 to 42. Some 63% of Generation X – 43 to 60 years old – knew of the advances in this area.
Differences were more noticeable when it came to active use of AI apps. Generation Z makes most intensive use, with 41% saying they have used it at least once. This falls to 29% in Generation Y and to as low as 13% in Generation X.
Across all three groups, 24% have tried out the chatbot ChatGPT, the image generator DALL-E or comparable services.
A majority of 70% take a positive view of the development of AI tools, and around half plan to make use of AI tools in the future for professional purposes or when studying, rising to 72% in Generation Z.
But this group is as divided as the older groups when it comes to using AI for study purposes, with 45% seeing this as deception and as many as 50% backing a total ban.