Here are the results of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance on AI poll amongst European SMEs on AI use and impacts, a comparison between the May and November polls.
Sources of innovation: more traction for academic research, less trust in internal R&D.
Main applications of AI: Machine Learning still, Natural language and robotics lost a bit, multi-agent systems gained importance.
Main reasons to apply AI for your clients: improve predictions and reduce costs remain important, manage data became more important, manage assets lost a bit.
Resources and barriers to AI innovation: access to data and access to funding remained the two most important concerns, increased concern w.r.t. access to affordable IT and complying with the regulatory framework.