75% of US freelancers are using generative AI


A majority of freelancers in the US, 75%, use generative AI in their work, according to Freelancer.com. Thirty-three percent of survey respondents said they use generative AI tools all the time in their work, while 25% use AI tools sometimes.

“Freelancers from the United States were extremely fast to adopt AI tools and, as you can see from the results, a majority are harnessing the power of generative AI for productivity gains and to get projects done much more quickly,” said Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.com. “Now that these tools are readily available, what we expect to see is workers moving up the stack, acting more as project managers, editors, directors or producers.”

The primary utilization of AI in the workplace is by workers who use it in 1% to 25% of their tasks. AI tools are predominantly used to auto-generate responses or perform tedious tasks, according to the report.

However, the report found that despite its widespread use, more than half of workers are concerned about AI taking over their jobs. While 58% are very concerned about being replaced by AI, 22% said they are somewhat concerned about losing their jobs to AI.

Freelancer.com conducted the survey between May and June among 1,300 individuals from its network in the US.