When many people hear about artificial intelligence in the workplace they think one thing: job cuts.

But can AI be a force of positivity?

New surveys reported in Forbes carried mixed results.

“At least half (50%) of 3,800 executives responding to a recent survey by Dell Technologies and the Institute for the Future think automated systems (will) free up time, while the other half disagrees. Still, 82 percent expect their employees and machines to work as “integrated teams” within the next few years.”

And, “a global survey of nearly 3,000 employees across eight nations conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, four out of five employees surveyed see significant opportunity for AI to create a more engaging and empowering workplace experience, yet admit a lack of transparency from their employers is a primary driver of fear and concern.”

“So,” the article says, “business leaders need to involve employees in positioning and developing AI that will be part of their workplaces.”