Only 6.2% of Italian companies use artificial intelligence systems, against an EU average of 8%. The Mezzogiorno does better than the rest of the country and is in line with European values at 7.6%. The percentage of small companies stands at 5.3%, against 24.3% for large companies. In 2021, the digital market in Campania exceeded EUR 4.6 billion with a growth of 4.6% compared to 2020. The percentage of regional enterprises with at least a basic level of digitalisation is still lower than the national average, but it has grown by +13.3% in 2022, with an increase that is much higher than the Italian one (9.6%).
In the Anitec – Assinform report The Digital in Italy 2022′, it is highlighted that in 2021 the digital market in Campania has exceed EUR 4.6 billion with a growth of 4.6% compared to 2020. The percentage of companies in Campania with at least a basic level of digitalisation is, according to ISTAT, still lower than the national average, but companies in the region are rapidly catching up. From 2021 to 2022 alone, the percentage in Campania has increased by 13.3%, an increase that is much higher than in Italy (9.6%).
These are the figures that emerged during the meeting ‘Artificial Intelligence and PMI. Experiences from a present future’, the roadshow on the use of artificial intelligence, held yesterday at the Tarì in Marcianise (Caserta).
At the forefront of the initiative – dedicated to artificial intelligence in PMI and organised by the Piccola industria di Confindustria and Anitec – Assinform, in collaboration with the Digital Innovation Hub – was Domenico De Rosa, CEO of the SMET Group, a Salerno-based company and leader in the transport and logistics sector.
“It was an extraordinary moment of high-level confrontation between entrepreneurs, and we had the opportunity to share experiences, expectations and doubts on the greatest technological potential currently emerging: Artificial Intelligence,” stressed De Rosa. “AI is an important development opportunity, but like all tools it must be subject to rules governing its operation; otherwise, the implications could also be unpleasant. For the SMET CEO, therefore, ‘it must still be human intelligence that knows how to correctly use and direct technology’ for a harmonious development that will only bring benefits to the community.