Analysts believe that more than $6 billion has been pumped into over 1,000 AI start-ups in the last three years, in industries ranging from transportation to health care, and across a range of specialties, including HR.
Up to 30% of the working-age population in the US and in the EU-15 earn income through independent work arrangements, including freelancers, contractors, temporary workers placed by staffing agencies, and gig/sharing economy workers.
About 75% of millennials and gen Z workers plan to start their own business, more than 70% want their work to support their personal interests and only 12% believe that an invention they create should belong to their employer.
About 41 million adult Americans are independent workers and over the past year, they generated roughly $1.28 trillion of revenue for the U.S. economy—equal to about 6.2 percent of U.S. GDP (2018), or the entire economic output of Spain.
55 million or 35% of the US workforce of 159 million are freelancers. A growing part of the US economy, freelance earnings are estimated at $1 trillion, or 6% of the $18+ trillion US economy – with a sizable amount transacted online.