Use of AI, Work Style Reform, and Productivity: Evidence from an Individual-Level Survey

Author Name MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice President, RIETI)
Creation Date/NO. March 2020 20-J-016
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This study presents individual-level evidence of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data and discusses the relationship of these new automation technologies with work-style reform and productivity. The results indicate, first, that young and highly educated individuals tend to use AI and big data in their jobs. Second, use of these automation technologies is positively associated with earnings. Third, recent work-style reform has not necessarily contributed to improving efficiency in work, but the results suggest that use of AI and big data combined with work-style reform may contribute to workers' productivity.