by Andrew White | July 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Special Report Helps Prepare You for Increased Business Value from AI
If you have read my blog in the last year or so you would have noticed a couple of themes on which I have mused:
- In general, any technology only adds increased productivity or repeatable business value for wide swathes of an industry (Productivity Limits and the Impact of Innovation – How to Beat Amazon) once the right:
- Technology has evolved (spanning general purpose technology and adapted special purpose solutions)
- Organizational and/or business models have developed
- Workforce skills have matured
- AI won’t yield such sizable benefits for quite some time: 2018 Won’t See a Massive Productivity Boost From AI – 2019 Might Show It
The point is that any technology, AI is little different, won’t provide benefits simply by cutting a check and selecting a tool. There is tons of research that, if you read enough of it, distills down success to technology and solutions, organizational models and skills – that’s it. What puts AI into a specific class is that AI as a technology is a general purpose technology – it needs application to specific problems or opportunities.
So it is exciting to read this new special report led by my colleague Gareth Herschel: Don’t Let Artificial Intelligence’s Immaturity Stop You Exploiting Its Potential: A Gartner Trend Insight Report. This is a great set of research organized around the themes outlined above that need to be consciously organized by firms looking to exploit AI. Enjoy!
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