In Germany, many entrepreneurs and managers consider AI technology to be of outstanding importance. At the same time, they struggle to put it to practical use. According to a representative study published by Bitkom in 2020, three-quarters (73%) of companies with 20 or more employees regard AI as the most important technology. However, only 6% are using AI in their business which shows a clear discrepancy between abstract rhetoric and concrete reality. This is also confirmed by another finding of the Bitkom study: only one in five companies (22%) are planning to deploy AI in the near future.